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Experts of energy authorities from the Gulf region visit clean energy sites in Germany in the framework of the clean energy study tour organised by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network. The initiative is coordinated with the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat General (GCC SC) and it aims to promote the exchange of experiences and know-how between the EU and the with GCC on clean energy technologies and applications, mainly on renewables and electricity interconnections. 

Under the guidance of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul – Aziz governor of Medina, a 3-day executive training on “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings: Policies-Technologies and Best Practices” was launched on Monday, April 16 in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The event is an initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network coorganised with the Al – Madinah Al – Munawrah Development Authority and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT), in association also with Blue Wave Media.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted in its headquarters in Dubai Academic City a ‘clean cool’ workshop exploring ways of meeting the country’s rapidly rising demand for air-conditioning with more sustainable cooling technologies. This special event was co-hosted with the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Heriot-Watt University. A number of experts from both the UAE and Europe attended the workshop to discuss the opportunities from a wide range of emerging low-carbon cooling systems and how to cooperate in accelerating their deployment. 

The Authority for Electricity Regulations (AER), the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, funded by the European Union, organise a two days event on Solar PV Roof Top Technologies, taking place in Muscat, Oman on 13-14 December 2017. The event, gathering more than 120 experts from Oman, the GCC region and the EU, is held in association with the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) and the Dii - Desert Energy. 

Impressions of the event and interview of Frank Wouters at SolarPV.TV​

​The Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network organise a two-day high level workshop and training on energy efficiency and cooling technologies, held at the KSE premises. 

Frank Wouters, Director of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network talks about changes in the energy relations between Europe and the Middle East. This series of interviews is part of the 5th edition of Visualizing Energy forum & exhibition during the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.

The EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) organised a two-day high level workshop on Electricity Interconnections and Trading in Manama, Bahrain on 21 and 22 May 2017. 

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in cooperation with the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, and in association with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other organisations from the European Union (EU) and Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC), has organised an inception meeting and training workshop on 15-16 May 2017 in Dubai to discuss establishing the ‘GCC Solar Photovoltaic Testing Centres Network.

The Press Release in Arabic is avalaible here.

Mr. Frank Wouters, Network Director, was interviewed by the DubaiEye Radio within the Middle East Electricity 2017 (MEE 2017) event. During the interview Mr. Wouters provided insights in regards to clean energy technology trends. 
You may follow the link to access the interview.

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi fruitful discussions took place at the Forum on Clean Energy Opportunities and Challenges in the GCC region, which was co-organised by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat General, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the DG Energy of the European Commission.

Productive discussions on clean energy cooperation during first EU-GCC Clean Energy Network consultation workshop in Dubai.
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Clean Energy Business Council sign MoU to foster enhanced reliance on clean energy solutions across the GCC

The GCC and the European Union to foster clean energy partnership during event in Dubai.
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Clean Energy Business Council will sign a MoU at the Network’s 1st Working Groups’ Consultation Workshop