Environment news

Solar station to light 400 houses in New Valley

31 Oct 2014
Minister of Local Development Adel Labib on Friday decided to operate a solar power plant to produce enough light for 400 houses in New Valley.  He said the plant was built there seven years ago but not operated.    Labib...

Solid waste management project to start soon in Egypt at cost of $75 mn

27 Oct 2014
Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, held a meeting with Stepten Hammer, lead urban specialist at the World Bank and co-author of "Cities and Climate Change," and his delegation Monday to discuss collaboration avenues in an...

Govt plans expansion in desert through wooded forests

26 Oct 2014
The government, represented by the ministries of Agriculture, Housing, Irrigation and Environment, is studying expansion into the desert throughout different governorates by establishing wooded forests that treat sewage to reduce the risks...

EU set to allow car emissions into carbon trading market

24 Oct 2014
The European Union is set to make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move that critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases. EU leaders will...

US First Solar to invest in Egypt by next year, executive director says

22 Oct 2014
The US company, First Solar, is looking into operating in Egypt by next year, Middle East Executive Director Ahmed Nada said. He added that the company is considered one of the largest companies in the world in the field of solar energy...

Minister: Egypt receives 3 international offers worth US$5 bn to set up coal power plants

21 Oct 2014
The ministry of electricity received three offers from Chinese, American and German companies to generate electricity from coal with a capacity of 3000 MW and investments worth US$5 billion, according to minister of electricity Mohamed...

Saturn moon may have 'life-friendly' underground ocean: scientists

17 Oct 2014
Saturn’s battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday. An underground ocean...

Climate summit: Businesses go green, little faith in UN climate plan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York, 23 September 2014.
16 Oct 2014
Uncertainties about long-term curbs on greenhouse gas emissions meant to be agreed at a UN summit in 2015 will not deter many big businesses from green investment because they say it already makes economic sense.   Customer demand for...

Misr Beni Suef Cement to build coal mill

Labourers pile up coal at a coal field on the outskirts of Hyderabad, southern India, on September 5, 2012 (AFP/File, Noah Seelam)
16 Oct 2014
Misr Beni Suef Cement announced on Wednesday, it reached an agreement to build a coal mill worth LE200 million in 12 months, according to a company statement.   "This project funding will be through self-financing and loans,...

Egypt participates in Partnership for Action on Green Economy conference

12 Mar 2014
The Egyptian Ministry of Environment is participating in the First World Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy in Dubai.   The conference is launching an initiative by 30 countries seeking to shift to a green economy...