EI Middle East

The EI UAE branch works closely with other regional institutions to offer a vibrant program of activities, as well as creating opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between the Middle East and the EI's global community.

If you would like to get in touch with the Energy Institute Middle East please contact: middleeast@energyinst.org

Committee contact

Waddah Ghanem
Position: Honorary Chairman
Abdullatif Albitawi
Position: Vice chair
Ashley de Sa
Position: Honorary Membership Secretary
Belinda Griffiths
Position: Honorary Communications Officer
Tadhg O’Donovan
Position: Honorary Academic Liaison Office
Ghanim Kashwani
Position: Honorary Professional Development Officer
Adil Khalil
Position: Honorary Secretary
Alex Watney
Rami Osman
Position: Committee Member
Steven Young
Position: Committee Member
Luc Feremans
Position: Committee Member
Osama Abdelbagi
Position: Committee Member
Shahda Mazin Al Taie
Position: Young Professional Representative
Piotr Konopka
Position: Young Professional Representative

Latest news

UAE’s first waste-to-hydrogen project

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first waste-to-hydrogen project is to be developed by Middle East clean energy solution company Bee’ah in partnership with UK-based Chinook Sciences. The project is an expansion of the two companies’ waste gasification project that had been announced in 2014, leveragi...

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Shell must do more to cut carbon emissions, says Dutch court

Shell has lost a landmark Dutch legal case brought by environmental campaigners, with the court ruling that the company must reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions more quickly than planned, with a 45% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 from 2019 levels.Responding to the ruling, Harry Brekelmans,...

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UN call for urgent steps to reduce methane emissions this decade

A global methane assessment published by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45% this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would b...

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IEA global energy review for 2021

The International Energy Agency has published its latest Global Energy Review, which forecasts energy demand and carbon emissions for 2021.The report expects that carbon emissions will rise this year, due to economies rebounding from COVID-19. Levels will be influenced by the pace of global vaccine ...

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China leads the world in record-breaking year for wind power

In 2020, China installed more wind power in a single year than any other country in history, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The organisation’s market intelligence division found that the country put 52 GW of new wind capacity in place last year – doubling its rate of i...

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