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UAE a major player in global energy sector: Al Mazrouei

ABU DHABI / WAM

Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, affirmed that UAE is a leading player in global energy sector.
He attributed this to its role in finding creative solutions to the challenges of energy sustainability and the diversification of sources of energy, as well as the formulation of a new energy landscape for sustainability and conservation of the environment.
On World Energy Day 2019, an initiative endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al Mazrouei in a speech said, “With 54 countries from around the world under Dubai Declaration, the UAE is keen to diversify its sources of energy and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to enhance competitiveness of the country and achieve happiness of society by adopting the concepts of sustainable development.”
He stressed that the vision of UAE’s leadership has played a pivotal role in achieving sustainable development and reducing carbon footprint, under the framework of UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from electricity production by 70% over the next three decades and generate 50% of energy through green sources.

Al Mazrouei also pointed out that the Ministry of Energy and Industry, in cooperation with its partners, launched several initiatives and programmes to ingrain the culture of rationalising the consumption of resources into society, as well as to encourage members of the community to adopt a responsible lifestyle in terms of energy consumption.

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