Middle East Economic Survey


No 37


The Dawn Of A New Energy Era

By Vahid Fotuhi

Mr Fotuhi is Chairman of the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA).

The year 2011 has been memorable for the Middle East. But while all the media attention has been focused on the unfolding political changes, a more subtle shift is taking place in the regions energy sector.

Historically, the Middle East has been focused on the extraction and exportation of fossil fuels. But as oil and...