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TotalEnergies Re-affirms Commitment to Iraq Energy Projects

By John Lee. France's TotalEnergies has re-affirmed its commitment to energy projects in Iraq. Following a meeting in Paris with Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, Patrick Pouyanne, said that Iraq is one of the most promising countries in attracting global investment for energy projects. He added that […]

Iraq plans 750-MW solar project in Muthanna

By John Lee. Iraq is planning to build a 750-MW solar energy project in Al-Muthanna. On a visit to the province, Electricity Minister Adel Karim said the project would be supported by "several secondary stations", to help meet the need for electricity. The announcement follows major contracts over the past year with companies such as […]

Iraq committed to Renewable Energy

By John Lee. The Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, has said that Iraq is committed to reducing carbon emissions through implementing a number of gas investment projects and developing gas fields, as well as projects to produce solar energy. At a conference in Iraq under the title "Pathways for a lower carbon future for […]

WFP launches Solar Energy Solution at University of Sulaymaniyah

WFP launches solar energy solution for youth project with University of Sulaymaniyah The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has helped provide a new solar power system for the Career Development Centre at the University of Sulaymaniyah. The solar energy provided now effectively meets the electricity gap during power cuts or shortages, enabling seamless support […]

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 […]