His New York schedule includes meetings with prominent political, financial and economic figures, including partners in the Red Sea Beach Tourism Project. He will reportedly meet the city’s former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and heads of US firms during a dinner banquet. The crown prince will sponsor and participate in the Saudi-US CEO Forum in New York, which will be attended by influential economic figures such as Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, and Adena Friedman, CEO and president of NASDAQ. The forum will bring together the business elite from the US and the Kingdom for a day of formal presentations, panel discussions, and trade and cultural shows. The crown prince is also set to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and senior UN officials. The meeting follows the Saudi interception of seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen toward various residential areas in the Kingdom on Sunday.
Falling fragments from the intercepted missiles killed an Egyptian civilian and injured two others. The missile attacks came the day after the arrival in Sanaa of the UN’s newly appointed special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group LP, will host an event for the crown prince on Tuesday. During his last day in New York, the crown prince will meet with technology companies. He will also visit Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to cultivate investments, and is expected to host a banquet. On the sidelines of his visit to New York, the Misk Art Institute will hold its second exhibition at the Philips Expo Center. Saudi Arabia, and enables cultural diplomacy and international exchanges.
Villas in Dubai’s Sustainable City are fitted with solar panels and designed to shade each other during the day. DUBAI: Consumers around Saudi Arabia got a shock last month when they saw their latest electricity bills. A double whammy of increased tariffs from the Saudi Electricity Company and the arrival of summer heat, with air-conditioning set to max, sent costs sky-high. So is there anything householders can do to ease the pain?
The answer from experts across the region is, yes — a lot. And utility companies have an important role to play with transparent billing, sustainability programs and energy-saving advice. Using the company’s smart app, residents can analyze their bills, and view monthly and yearly energy use via graphs and charts. With UAE residents using an average of up to 20,000 kilowatt-hours annually and 550 liters of water per day, the changes are crucial. Fadi Nwilati, CEO of Kaizen Asset Management Services, which has worked with DEWA. After extensive research, both providers realized that many consumers read their utility bills but fail to understand what they were being charged for or were buying. DEWA’s green bill was launched in 2012 to protect the environment and promote sustainability.