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World Bank President discusses Iraqi Projects

By John Lee. World Bank Group President David Malpass met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi during his visit to the United States this week. During the meeting, they discussed the cooperation in financing infrastructure projects in the fields of water, airports, natural gas and energy projects, especially solar. President Malpass affirmed to Prime Minister […]

Iraq Invests in Clean Energy

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq invests in clean energy Iraq is investing in clean energy to produce electricity, especially solar energy, which is almost available throughout the year in various regions of the […]

Masdar to Develop Solar Projects in Iraq

By John Lee. Masdar, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi-based¬† Mubadala Investment Company, has signed a strategic agreement to develop 2,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Iraq. Heads of Agreement (HOA) were signed at a virtual ceremony by His Excellency Majid A. Hantosh, Minister of Electricity, the Republic of Iraq, Her Excellency Suha […]

Iraq signs 4 Major Energy Deals with Total

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has signed an agreement of principles with the French company Total for four major energy projects in the country: Plants to collect and refine associated natural gas at the fields of Artawi [Ratawi], West Qurna 2, Majnoon, Tuba [Subba] and Lahais [Luhais]. This will include a Central Gas […]

Iraqi Cabinet approves New "Alternative Energy" Power Plants

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has agreed to approve a recommendation from the National Investment Commission (NIC) for the Ministry of Electricity to proceed with an investment project for the construction of seven "alternative energy" power plants. The new power stations are to be built in Karbala, Wasit, Babylon, and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt […]

Iraq plans 20GW Solar Power by 2030

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has his Ministry's goal is to support the Ministry of Electricity to have 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity installed by 2030. In a promotional video issued by the Government of Iraq, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar added that the recently-announced partnership with French energy company Total will include the […]

Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity

By Luay al-Khatteeb, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity As the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Islamic State insurgency, revolutionizing the country's energy sector could be the […]

Testing the Potential of Solar in Iraq

Characterized by long, hot and clear summers, Najaf, Iraq's holy city, seems like the ideal place to realize the potential for solar energy in Iraq. Which is why in 2016, Najaf was selected as one of three sites to pilot rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, testing their potential for application across the sunny nation. Energy […]

New Solar Park to ease Dohuk's Power Shortage

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.¬† New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate's power shortage No one batted an eye when the power abruptly cut off in English teacher Miriam Zia's 11th-grade classroom at the […]