Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews progress on key clean energy projects and programmes

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has held its 43rd meeting to review progress of several key projects, initiatives and programmes, notably the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), and a hydroelectric power station in Hatta area, and the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative. The meeting was chaired by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of DSCE, and attended by HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, HE Abdulla bin Kalban, MD & CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC), Abdullah Abdul Kareem, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs, Khalid Mohammed Sharif, Assistant Director General for Health, Safety and Environment Control Division at Dubai Municipality, Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at Roads &Transport Authority, Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum and Simon Cattle, General Manager of Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP).

“During the meeting, we addressed the most important strategic projects, initiatives and programmes to establish a sustainable approach to save energy and support economic growth while preserving the environment and natural resources. This is aligned with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy, and also one of the cities with the lowest carbon footprints worldwide by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of DSCE.

“We also discussed the approved roadmap to implement the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, aiming to provide 7% of Dubai total energy output from clean resources by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. To this end, we depend mainly on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, and concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, benefitting from the huge storage capabilities it provides. The DSCE reviewed the latest developments in batteries and power storage technologies to deploy the same when possible,” Al Tayer added.

“WGEO has formally signed a collaboration agreement with UNDP to seek partnerships with private, government, civil, banking, NGOs and educational bodies. The organisation will focus on the role of private sector in advancing new technologies and funding which can influence delivery of tangible projects,” said HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy.