Escalators and air conditioning cost a lot in energy terms for mall owners
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Gulf businesses saving energy to save money

With large luxury cars, air conditioned malls and massive property development, Gulf nations are not known for their low energy use.

Of the top five carbon emitters in the world, four are in the region - but rising prices and growing pressure to cut the amount of energy consumed are making an impact.

Jonathan Frewin reports from Dubai.

  • 15 Sep 2012