Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewables, with 10% coming from traditional biomass, which is mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) account for another 3% and are growing very rapidly. SENES Oman team members have participated on a wide array of assignments that are directly relevant to efforts to tap into renewable energy.
- Renewable energy opportunities assessments – wind / solar / biomass / biofuels
- Energy prediction and feasibility studies
- Environmental Assessment
- Permitting and validation
SENES Oman team members have been active in the area of Climate Change and its team members are very experienced in this new and emerging science. SENES Oman team members have assisted with development, project design and implementation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects including assistance in developing baselines, PDDs, monitoring methodologies, approval from Designated National Authorities and Executive Board, and sale of Carbon Emission Reduction (CERs) credits. It has carried out several projects internationally and assisted both governments and industry.
- Climate change assessment and emissions inventory
- Changes affecting developmental activity; ecology; socio-economic
- CC Strategy development
- CDM opportunities, PDD and other services
- Training and capacity building