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Qatar

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State of Qatar
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Energy profile

Qatar (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
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Access to electricity across the country is at 95%.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energyWith an average daily horizontal irradiance of 5.8 kWh/m2, Qatar is well-placed to utilise solar energy. Qatar announced a USD1 billion solar power plant project in 2010 to generate at least 10MW of solar power within five years. The joint venture, Qatar Solar Technologies (QST), is between Qatar Foundation (70%) which will invest over USD 500 million, a German company, SolarWorld (29%), which is currently developing the country's first poly-silicon plant for production of photovoltaic cells, and the Qatar Development Bank (1%). In addition, Qatar will build three brand new Green Stadium and update two existing ones in order to host the World Cup 2022 games using solar technology.Wind energyQatar has moderate wind power generation opportunities (5-7 m/s). With 3.9 hours of full-load wind on average daily, Qatar has a reasonable potential for wind energy. Wind turbine installations are being considered on the Qatar-Bahrain causeway in an effort to improve project sustainability.Geothermal energyQatar has a reasonable geothermal potential, with the efforts of the country to acquire expertise in the field to develop their resource being praised by one of the world's main geothermal powers, Iceland.BiofuelsThere are significant financial incentives available for the successful adoption of aviation biofuels. Qatar Airways has not yet specified feedstocks, but has announced the start of a project with Verno Systems, a US biofuels firm.

Energy framework

There is no specific policy framework dedicated to renewable energy in Qatar; however the country is opting for huge investment and utility of renewable energy.The Qatar National Vision 2030 outlines Qatar’s long-term vision by providing a framework within which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed. The QNV 2030 outlines five overarching national goals:Modernization and preservation of traditionsIntergenerational justiceManaged growth and expansionBuilding up the know-how and quality of the workforce and selecting the optimum path of developmentEconomic growth, social development and environmental managementThe QNV foresees Qatar's development through four interconnected pillars including human development, social development, economic development, and environmental development.The Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016 is the first national development strategy for Qatar. It was prepared to set a path towards achieving the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.The Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP, www.qnfsp.gov.qa/) is a national initiative established in 2008, consisting of an inter-governmental Task Force to develop the QNFSP Master Plan which will be completed by the end of 2012. The QNFSP Master Plan will devise a holistic solution to Food Security by expanding the four sectors of economic activity including renewable energy, desalination & water management, agricultural production and food processing. The QNFSP will initiate the development of a renewable energy sector in the country by promoting local demand for renewable energy to stimulate the manufacture of renewable technologies.It is planning to utilize the latest advances in PV and ST technologies to build a Solar Park that will produce sufficient energy for its water desalination capacity. The QNFSP is also exploring the feasibility of using its wind profile to generate some of its power requirements and smart grid technologies. In addition, the QNFSP aims at developing synergies with other sectors in the country to promote national energy efficiency by reusing waste energy from other sectors, and at promoting energy efficiency measures within its four main sectors.The Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) is a comprehensive long term Master Plan being developed by the Urban Planning & Development Authority (UPDA) to guide the physical development of Qatar through to the year 2025. The QNMP covers all aspects of development including transportation; infrastructure (sewage, drainage, water, and electricity); environmental protection; and land uses (residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational). An integrated system will therefore maximize the benefits achievable from the projects being developed, thereby reducing the cost of resources significantly.The Qatar Sustainable Energy and Water Utilisation Initiative (QWE, http://qwe.qatar.tamu.edu/) is a project to improve desalination technologies, and promote public awareness of sustainable use of energy. The technical areas covered by the program include:Environmental impact assessment of water and energy utilization,Minimization of water consumption and discharge,Maximization of industrial energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions, improved technologies for desalination,Efficient reuse and recycling strategies,Effective integration of water and energy systems.

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  • Eco Ltd

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Eco is a boutique management consultancy specialized in the design and formulation of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Operating since 2000, Eco has worked with a wide range of international clients such as the AfDB, IFC, World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, EBRD, GIZ and the European Union.

    Eco has designed over 250 projects in 82 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. We have assessed markets and designed financial, technology and other strategies and then formulated projects.

  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • Sustainable Capital Advisors

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
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    Network Member
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    SCA provides strategy consulting and financial advisory services to public and private sector organizations seeking to implement sustainable infrastructure projects. Our client engagements involve a diversity of technologies located in countries across the world. Our job is to assist clients "sift through the noise" and develop practical and replicable solutions based on the realities of the financial and energy markets. 

  • International Water Management Institute

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Sri Lanka
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    IWMI’s Mission is to provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the environment. IWMI’s Vision is ‘a water-secure world’. IWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in the developing countries, and through this contributes towards the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty and hunger, and maintaining a sustainable environment. 

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

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    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
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    Network Member
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    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.

  • World Coal Association

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. World coal organization's regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provide access to  the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and sustainable development issues. 

     

  • Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Ireland
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a flagship Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research in Ireland. The ERI has over 300 researchers working in interdisciplinary and currently has 45 live research projects focused on climate mitigation, adaptation and understanding. Focus areas include energy modelling, marine renewables, biofuels, energy efficiency, climate adaptation platforms, modelling greenhouse gas fluxes, atmospheric chemistry and carbon liabilities.