The Ministry of Energy launches the third edition of the report, "UAE State of Energy 2017"
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The Ministry of Energy has launched the third version of the report, "UAE State of Energy 2017" during the activities of the annual Iftar organized by the Ministry and in the presence of a large gathering of strategic partners and sponsors.
The report serves as a national reference to highlight the successes in the field of energy in UAE, serving the country’s strategy for future energy, which was announced earlier this year.
The ministry said - in a press release today – that the report reviews the country's efforts to diversify energy sources, incorporate clean energy and energy efficiency solutions, as well as balance water, energy and food links in an innovative way to achieve the UAE's 2021 vision on energy and carbon emissions reduction and in line with the global energy revolution. The report includes several sections: Energy Status, Future Energy, Energy and Innovation, Green Cities, Energy Production, Energy and Climate Change, Energy and Transport, Renewable, Clean and Alternative Energy, energy and water decoupling”. The report also contains 57 articles written by a number of decision makers and experts in the field of energy in UAE.
HE Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, said in his opening speech that the report is an extension of the role played by the UAE at the global level in the framework of international efforts to reduce carbon emissions and the commitment of the UAE to achieve its clean energy goals, and what it has achieved in collaboration with its strategic partners and stakeholders in the energy sector in the development of the National Energy Strategy 2050, aiming to increase the contribution of clean energy capacity in the total energy mix to 50 percent, which will enable savings of 700 billion dirhams by 2050.
HE also thanked the sponsors for their keenness to support the Ministry's efforts to demonstrate the country's leadership in the field of energy and what it seeks to achieve.
HE Dr. Matar Hamid Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, said that the UAE has demonstrated its regional leadership in the field of sustainable energy through its green initiatives and environmental policies in the field of energy. He said that the report is a tool for decision makers and specialists in the world to make standard comparisons to enable them adopt Practices to achieve energy security and contribute to face the challenges of climate change.
HE Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy, stressed the importance of the UAE Energy Status Report 2017 in presenting the energy data of all types, and the achievements accomplished in attaining the vision of UAE 2021. She said that this would help in drawing up and modifying policies and trends in energy; and identifying suitable opportunities for energy sector development and sustainability in all its fields.
On the sidelines of the launch of the State of Energy 2017, HE the Minister of Energy, and in the presence of HE Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and HE Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy, honored The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the main sponsor of the report, and Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai As Platinum Sponsor; Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) as the Platinum Sponsor of the Report, Dolphin Company as Gold Sponsor of the Report, Emerson as a Bronze Sponsor and ABB as a Bronze Sponsor.
The breakfast ceremony included discussions and interactive dialogues between the leaders of the Ministry of Energy in the presence of media and strategic partners, clients and staff of the Ministry, and a lecture by Dr. Anas Mohammed, a preacher and a researcher at the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, was given entitled / O support my country /.