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UNOPS, Japan providing Renewable Energy in Iraq

By John Lee. To improve living conditions for returnee populations living in newly liberated areas, UNOPS – with funding from the government of Japan – is helping to provide renewable energy and emergency waste disposal services in three Iraqi governorates. “[This project] comes at a time when Iraq is counting on its friends to recover […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

Shire Oak joins Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Shire Oak International has become the latest organisation to join the Council. Shire Oak International is the first organisation with a primary focus on Renewable Energy to join the IBBC. Shire Oak International is a developer and financier of large-scale renewable energy projects in developing countries […]

UK Company keen to build Solar Energy Plants in Iraq

By John Lee. Oil Minister Thamer Al-Ghadhban met on Monday with Richard Crow, the Director of Development for the Middle East and North Africa at Shire Oak International. During the meeting, they discussed prospects for joint cooperation in developing Iraq’s renewable energy sector. Mr Crow expressed his company’s desire to develop the country’s energy sector […]

Electricity Ministry Denies Saudi Solar Power Deal

By John Lee. The spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Dr. Musab Sari al-Mudaris [Mussab Serri al-Mudaris] (pictured) has denied reports that he had told Bloomberg about an agreement to buy electricity from Saudi Arabia. He said the statement from the news agency is incorrect. Bloomberg had cited Mudaris as saying that Saudi Arabia agreed […]

Iraq prepares to curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). […]

Solar Energy to Meet Electricity Needs?

By John Lee. Iraq’s Electricity Minister, Qassem Fahdawi [Qassim al-Fahdawi] (pictured), has reportedly said that his ministry is looking to invest in solar energy projects, in an attempt to solve the continuing shortage of electricity. He said the country produces only about 11,000 MW of power, but needs 21,000 MW. According to Kuwait’s KUNA news […]

NIC Invites Bids for Renewable Energy Plants

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The plants will capacity of between 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces: Diwaniya: A solar power […]

US Mission in Iraq Celebrates Environment Month

Commemorating Environmental Month and Earth Day in Iraq, the Public Affairs Section (PAS) sponsored Iraqi-American Cultural and Science Envoy Thomas (Taha) Rassam Culhane for a Renewable Energy Road Show in Baghdad and Erbil April 13-22. Dr. Culhane is known for his exciting record of introducing renewable energy solutions to problems of unreliable electricity and inadequate […]

Iraq’s Big Plans for Renewable Energy

Iraq has plans to generate 400MW of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2016, according to a report from MEED. Speaking at MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects Conference in Dubai, Rafah Mohammed, from the energy production office at the Ministry of Electricity, said this would be about 2 per cent of the country’s total power […]

Iraq to Harness Solar, Wind Power

By John Lee. A project to generate electricity from solar energy and wind in 15 remote Iraqi cities is now under way, according to a report from Al-Shorfa. Ministry of Electricity spokesman Musaab al-Mudarres told the news agency: “Iraqi companies have already started building integrated complexes for solar cells and towers to generate electricity from […]