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Autonomous Driving Forecasts & Challenges — Interviewing BNEF’s Head of Intelligent Mobility (#CleanTechnica Video)

August 12th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, CleanTechnica Director & Chief Editor, conducted a brief interview with Ali lzadi-Najafabadiat, Head of Intelligent Mobility at BNEF, at The Mobility Conference — a conference earlier this year in Abu Dhabi, UAE, organized by Global EVRT, CleanTechnica, and Masdar. The interview brings us some highlights about and insights into our autonomous future


The Benefits Of An Electric Vehicle Road Trip … In The Middle East

January 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As a lead-up to the upcoming Middle East Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) (which CleanTechnica is a media partner for), which is kicking off from The Mobility Conference (which CleanTechnica is also a media partner on), Dubai radio station Dubai Eye interviewed Global EVRT Cofounder & Managing Director Ben Pullen. You can listen to the interview on the Dubai Eye 103.8 website, or you can just read the transcript below if you prefer that. Enjoy. And we hope to see some of you in the UAE and/or Oman next week!


Renewables = Over 50% New Electricity Capacity But 16% Of Energy Investment

January 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Only 18% of energy investment in renewables despite >50% of new power capacity being renewables is, to me, a sign that the carbon bubble is still growing, but it's also a giant Post-it note telling investors that it's time to shift focus and put money into the future ... if they want the future to be kind to them


Saudi Arabia: Fossil Fuels Are Cleaner … Wait, What? (Exclusive Video)

January 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih, who is also chairman of Saudi Aramco, the world's "most valuable" company, was interviewed in Abu Dhabi for Global Action Day last week. I happened to be in attendance and captured Al-Falih making some "interesting" comments


Vice Ruler Of Dubai Has Tesla Supercharger (& Model S) — Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now … (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

January 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I landed a couple of pretty interesting scoops today while in Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. First of all, I found out that Tesla is opening a store in the UAE next month — it's unclear if the store will be in Abu Dhabi or Dubai or both cities. That was expected for a long time, though, especially given that the backdrop of Dubai has appeared in some Tesla advertising


Next Big Thing: Renewable Water Desalination

January 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One fun thing about running CleanTechnica for the past 7 years or so has been watching as new innovations and industries pop up, and then navigating the initial players in these nascent markets and trying to find out who is leading and where the market is going


2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards & Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony

January 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

In a few moments, the 2017 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will launch. That includes the opening of the 2017 World Future Energy Summit, the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony, WISER (Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy), Abu Dhabi Global Action Day, the 2017 International Water Summit, and more. Technically, it also includes the IRENA General Assembly, which I attended on Saturday and where I was inspired to write about the totally insane carbon bubble and tremendous cost-competitive renewable energy potential (790 GW) in South East Europe (more articles to come from the IRENA event)


Seva Karpauskaite: Time to Accelerate Innovation & Action

January 14th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content

Let’s pursue a two-pronged approach: innovation and action. The development and deployment of the physical capital based on scientific research and technological innovation is crucial. So is the growth of social capital, catalyzed by reaching a global consensus that can be transformed into collective action


Q&A With Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director Of Bridge To India

December 19th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Vinay Rustagi talks in depth about India’s renewable energy targets and discusses drivers and challenges facing the country’s energy goals. He touches on policy needs, financing and investment, the role of the private and public sectors, and how to improve energy access for India’s poorest communities.



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