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Iraqi Cabinet Approves Scatec Solar Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Electricity entering into a the contract for the construction of two solar energy projects in Karbala (300 megawatts) and Alexandria/Iskandariya (225 megawatts). The Ministry of Oil had previously announced the project in October, involving a consortium of companies led by the Norwegian Scatec, whose […]

Fighting Climate Change "an Economic Opportunity" for Iraq

Writing in the Financial Times, Iraqi President Barham Salih argues that addressing climate change represents an opportunity for Iraq and the region to introduce measures that will leave them on a more solid foundation as they face the challenges of the decades to come. Click here to read the full article (subscription required) (Picture: Tigris […]

The Massive Challenge of Climate Action in Iraq

By Lizzie Porter, for The New Statesman. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The massive challenge of climate action in oil-dependent Iraq Oil provides 90 per cent of Iraq's revenue. Even as farmland dries up, fractured governance makes reform seem almost […]

A Climate Change Initiative to Transform Iraq

From the Office of the Iraqi President: Mesopotamia Revitalization Project: A Climate Change initiative to Transform Iraq and The Middle East Addressing climate change must become a national priority for Iraq. The country is one of the most at-risk from climate-change impact; according to the UN Environment Program, Iraq is the 5th most vulnerable globally […]

Iraq, UAE sign Contract to build 5 Solar Power Stations

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi attended a signing ceremony on Wednesday for the construction of five new solar power stations by Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company). This covers the first phase of the project, covering 1,000 megawatts of power out of a planned total capacity 2,000 megawatts. The signing ceremony was attended […]

Sustainable Energy Solutions: New Projects Launched

Supporting Iraq's Local Economic Development through Sustainable Energy Solutions - New Projects Launched Three innovative projects aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions were launched today in partnership with the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. The projects, which were designed by the […]

TotalEnergies signs $10bn New Deals in Iraq

TotalEnergies, the Iraqi Ministries for oil and electricity, and the country's National Investment Commission (NIC) have signed, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Iraq, major agreements covering several projects in the Basra region, designed to enhance the development of Iraq's natural resources to improve the country's electricity supply. Iraq, a country rich in […]