CENII Newsletter: Issue March 2016

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II

fostering clean energy partnerships

Welcome to EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II

Τhe “EU GCC Clean Energy Network II” (CENII) project, funded by the EU, started in January 2016 and continues the work of the “EU-GCC Clean Energy Network” (2010-2013), developing its activities and supporting the Network’s sustainability over the mid-term. The Network is designed to act as a catalyst and element of coordination for the development of cooperation on clean energy, including the related policy and technology aspects among various stakeholders in the EU and GCC countries.

The overall objective of the project is to enhance EU-GCC energy relations by developing new appropriate structures and instruments and by maintaining existing ones for practical cooperation activities of mutual interest in the area of clean energy.

Network News

Remobilisation of the Working Groups

The Network will continue to operate five Working Groups (formerly called Discussion Groups) on the following topics:

WG1 Renewable Energy Sources

WG2 Energy Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency

WG3 Clean Natural Gas and Related Clean Technologies

WG4 Electricity Interconnections and Market Integration

WG5 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Climate change aspects will be considered across all 5 WGs.

Currently, the project team is in the process of remobilizing the Network stakeholders and inviting memberships to the WGs.

Register at the Network and to the WGs of your interest here

New website for EU GCC Clean Energy Network!

The EU GCC Clean Energy Network has just launched its new website! We welcome comments and suggestions for further improvements. Registered members should set a new password during login. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

EU-GCC Workshop in Sustainable Energy Research, 29/02 – 01/03/2016, Doha, Qatar

Dr Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert of the Network, contributed at the EU-GCC Workshop in Sustainable Energy Research in Doha and presented current activities and next steps of the Network.

Network lecture at Masdar Institute, 29/02/2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Network Team Leader, Frank Wouters, gave a lecture at Masdar Institute promoting network scope and activities among an important number of PhD students.

The Network at the 4th GCC-EU Workshop on Economic Diversification in the context of Climate Change, 22/02/2016, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Frank Wouters, Network Team Leader, and Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert of the Network, were among the invited delegates contributing at the 4th GCC-EU Workshop on Economic Diversification in the context of Climate Change in 22 February 2016, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The high level workshop was organized by the Supreme Council of Environment in Bahrain.

The Network at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

On Wednesday 10 February, the Network had a fruitful high level meeting at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. In the picture, the CENII Key Experts, Frank Wouters, Mustapha Taoumi and Ioanna Makarouni, with His Excellency, Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and with Oman Ahmed Al Qurashi, Senior Manager at Corporate Communication.

WFES 2016, 16-19/01/2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Frank Wouters, CENII Team Leader, and Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert of the Network, participated to WFES 2016 further promoting Network’s objectives. In the picture, the CENII experts with Prof Elie Azar from Masdar Institute.

EEES2016, 03-04/02/2016, Dubai, UAE

Network Team Leader, Frank Wouters, participated as speaker to the Emirates Energy Efficiency Summit (EEES 2016).

The overall objective of EEES was to foster enhanced communication, while educating participants about key energy efficiency issues and trends. 

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II at the MENA-REC, 4-6 April 2016, Kuwait

Frank Wouters and Mustapha Taoumi, Team Leader and Energy Technology expert accordingly of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II will contribute in the conference program and the discussion at the MENA-REC. Stay tuned for further information!

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