Monthly Archives: October 2015

Arabia One Solar Marks New Alliance between Alectris and MASE

Alectris, a leading global solar asset care innovation firm, and MASE, Modern Arabia for Solar Energy, today announced its alliance on Arabia One Solar, a 10 MWp AC solar PV plant in Jordan. MASE, established by the Arabia Group of…

UN Launches New Global Development Goals

A new 15-year global development strategy was recently launched by the United Nations with the aim of ending poverty, promoting prosperity and people’s wellbeing, while protecting the environment. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the 2030 Agenda or…

King Hussein Business Park – The Pulse of Business

Jordan’s leading tech park is readying a major expansion plan that aims to attract new investments worth billions. The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) has long been a crucial part of Jordan’s plan to become a regional technology center. The…

Jordanians Have Visa-Free Access to 44 Countries – Report

Jordanian passport holders can visit 44 countries around the world without the need for a visa, according to the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index. Emirati passport holders fared best in the region in terms of visa-free travel, with…

Minister of Energy Ibrahim Saif on Future Fuels

Jordan’s energy minister is convinced sun and wind power hold one of the keys to energy independence. By Dina al-Wakeel Decision makers seem to have finally realized that part of the solution to Jordan’s pressing energy challenge lies in diversifying…

Banking Sector Ripe for Consolidation

With no less than 25 competing groups, Jordan’s banking sector could benefit greatly from a little consolidation. By Jawad J. Abbassi A common measure for market concentration is the Herfindahl–Hirschman Index, or HHI. It’s defined as the sum of the…

Best of IFA 2015

There was a huge range of interesting gadgets and gizmos on display at this year’s IFA, Europe’s biggest technology show. Here are four that caught our eye. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Samsung SleepSense This inconspicuous-looking device slides under your bed…

A Cleaner Way to Refine

France’s Le Gaz Integral has helped slash emissions at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s Zarqa facility. By Elisa Oddone Harmful sulfur dioxide emissions have almost been eliminated at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s (JPRC) Zarqa facility after Le Gaz Integral recently replaced…

Jordan’s Greenest Buildings

According to the United States Green Building Council, buildings are one of the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions. But in recent years a move towards implementing green building practices has…

Eco Apps

While many of us would like to live more sustainably, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. But with the help of these four eco apps you’ll be on the right path to greener living. By Jane Hosking Rippl…