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Work Starts at Chinese Solar Plant in Erbil

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stone at the first solar power plant in Erbil province. The 25-MW plant is being developed by a consortium consisting of Pluto Otto Cycle and Chinese companies Getting International Energy (which also has interests in neighbouring Jordan) and Shenglong Electric. The deal to […]

Norwegian Firm "Exits Iraq Solar Power Projects"

By John Lee. Norwegian company Scatec has reportedly decided not to proceed with its solar projects in Iraq. The firm, whose main shareholder is Equinor (formerly Statoil), told MEES that it has decided to focus on "carefully selected markets", and not to proceed with the projects in Iraq. In October 2021, Iraq's Ministry of Oil […]

Iraq Plans More Renewable Energy; 5 Million New Trees

By John Lee. Iraq's Prime Minister has said Iraq will plant five million trees in an attempt to combat climate change and limit the damage caused by dust storms. Addressing a climate conference in Basra, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani added that the plan woule be accompanied by the launch of a "national guide for urban afforestation" […]

Youth Dynamics and Iraq's Energy Future

By Salam Jabbar Shahab for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Youth dynamics and Iraq's energy future The next few decades will be crucial for Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as global changes reshape the […]

Jiyad: Debating the TotalEnergies' Iraq Agreement

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Debating TotalEnergies' Agreement- A breakthrough or Recycling Old Practices Without Economic Feasibility and Lacks Transparency After only four short visits to Iraq and holding a few meetings behind closed doors, TotalEnergies (TE) […]

Contract Signed for New Solar Power Station in Erbil

The KRG's Minister of Electricity, Kamal Mohammed, signed a contract with with "Pluto Otto Cycle company" on Monday to build a solar power station in Erbil province. The minister signed the deal with the company to set up a 25-megawatt solar power station. The project will be implemented within 90 days and will produce 25 […]

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 […]