Is this a game changer for the oil and gas industry?

November 1, 2017 by  
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A methane-reduction plan backed by 10 of the world’s biggest companies, including Shell and Saudi Aramco, could have an enormous near-term impact.

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Designing the Tesla building

November 1, 2017 by  
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As DHL, IKEA, Volvo and General Motors go, the building industry follows?

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Saudi Arabia announces plan for $500B megacity powered by renewables

October 25, 2017 by  
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Saudi Arabia just announced plans for a futuristic megacity that will span 10,000 square miles and three countries near the Red Sea. NEOM will be an independent economic zone owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia – and the nation is calling out to innovators, scientists, and dreamers to form an aspirational society to pioneer next-gen technologies. The future of food , energy , and biotechnology , to name a few, will be explored in this global community to be backed by over $500 billion. NEOM will be the world’s first independent economic zone – supported by Saudi Arabia’s investment, but the country said it will be developed independently of their current governmental framework. They want to transform NEOM into a global hub to pursue innovation in nine investment sectors: advanced manufacturing, food, biotech, mobility, media, technological and digital sciences, entertainment, energy and water , and livability. Related: The world’s first “Tesla Town” with solar roofs and Powerwalls is coming to Australia Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said, “Future technologies form the cornerstone for NEOM’s development: disruptive solutions for transportation from automated driving to passenger drones, new ways of growing and processing food, healthcare centered around the patient for their holistic well-being, wireless high-speed Internet as a free good called digital air, free world-class continuous online education, full-scale e-governance putting city services at your fingertips, building codes that make net-zero carbon houses the standard, a city layout that encourages walking and bicycling , and all solely powered by renewable energy .” NEOM will be located in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt, in a region with mountains, beaches, and coral reefs. As Saudi Arabia seeks to diversify away from oil , solar and wind energy will help power NEOM. Saudi Arabia has already started communicating with potential partners and investors, and the frequently asked questions document for NEOM said its first phase will be finished in 2025. + NEOM Via the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and NEOM ( 1 , 2 , 3 ) Images via NEOM

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Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

June 23, 2015 by  
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Saudi Arabia is Investing Heavily in Solar Power; Is This the End for Big Oil?

September 5, 2014 by  
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When the country with the largest oil reserves in the world decides to start investing in renewable energy , it may well be a sign that the age of big oil is coming to an end. While the US is still focused on fossil fuels – whether drilling, importing, or otherwise – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has realized that relying on a finite energy resource is not the smartest move, and it has begun to implement more solar systems into its electrical grid instead of older diesel generators. Read the rest of Saudi Arabia is Investing Heavily in Solar Power; Is This the End for Big Oil? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , crude oil , diesel generators , oil reserves , petroleum , SASIA , saudi arabia , Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association , Solar Power , sunfounder

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US Surpasses Russia and Saudi Arabia as World’s Largest Oil and Gas Producer

October 8, 2013 by  
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A new Energy Information Administration report estimates that the US will end 2013 as the world’s largest producer of petroleum and natural gas, with a combined production of 25 million barrels of oil a day. The production calculations reflect the amount of crude oil, natural gas liquid condensates, and biofuels harvested. Read the rest of US Surpasses Russia and Saudi Arabia as World’s Largest Oil and Gas Producer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy imports , energy independence , fracking , gas and oil production , hydraulic fracturing , natural gas production , oil production , petroleum products , russia , saudi arabia        

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Snøhetta Designs New Daylit Metro Station for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

June 12, 2013 by  
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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia’s largest city, is home to some pretty impressive modern architecture, and it’s about to get another icon. Oslo-based architecture firm  Snøhetta has been selected to design the city’s new Qasr Al Hukum Downtown Metro Station , which will feature an impressive central oculus that will filter light far below ground level with a garden at its base. The station is just one part of a large, world-class public transit system that is currently under development in Riyadh. Read the rest of Snøhetta Designs New Daylit Metro Station for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daylighting , Eid Mosque , Metro station , oculus , public transportation , Riyadh , Riyadh Metro , saudi arabia , snohetta , Snohetta subway station , Subway station , underground garden        

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Pot Calls Kettle Black: Saudi Government Sues Over Canadian Ethical Oil Ads

September 21, 2011 by  
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Those clever shills for the tar sands industry, EthicalOil.org , have been running ads on the Oprah Winfrey Show and other networks that claim that by buying Saudi oil, “We’ve bankrolled a state that doesn’t allow women to drive and that doesn’t allow them to leave their homes or work without their male guardian’s permission.” (Brian enjoyed them here ) The ads would have got the attention they deserved, had the Saudis not made a big mistake: They su… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

January 25, 2011 by  
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Saudi Arabia is on its way to the future of farming; a brand new aeroponic, soil-less, sunless, pesticide-less, low-energy farm was just installed in the town of Jeddah. The farm was created by AeroFarm , a company that manufactures a new type of hydroponic growing unit that uses a recyclable cloth material, instead of soil to anchor plants

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‘Lights Out’ for Orkney Families and a Turkish Bank

December 11, 2009 by  
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Things to do without electricity #21: writing letters to forgotten family. Photo by skippyjon via Flickr. When a few dozen households on the Orkney Islands in northern Scotland turn off their lights tonight, they won’t be switching them on again until Monday morning

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