The Dubai Supreme Council of
Energy recently held its 40th meeting at the council's headquarters to discuss
the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, the energy intensity mapping and building and monitoring consumption data.
Supreme Council of Energy Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum led the meeting, which was also attended by Supreme Council of Energy Vice Chairman Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and leaders and dignitaries of the oil and energy industries, including General Manager of Dubai Petroleum Frederick Chemin; Keiron Ferguson, general manager of the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP); Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC); Nasir Abu Shehab, executive director of Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Roads and Transport Authority; Waleed Salman, vice chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee; and Salem bin Mesmar, assistant director general for Environment, Health & Safety at Dubai Municipality
“We support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by 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, establish a sustainable model in energy conservation which can be exported to the whole world, and drive economic growth without damaging the environment and natural resources,” Al Tayer said. “Our goal is to become the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. We discussed ENOC's initiative to use compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicles as an alternative fuel. This will support our national economy and protect the environment, achieving sustainable development, and preserving our resources for generations to come.”
“We are working to achieve our wise government's directives, the UAE National Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart, integrated, and connected city that is sustainable with its resources, improve living standards, and enhance Dubai's position as an international model of green economy,” Al Tayer said. “The meeting also addressed and approved energy intensity mapping to unify consumption and building data to find a method of analyzing and monitoring consumption levels. This will find a solution to limit Dubai's high levels of energy use and supports the demand side management strategy to reduce overall demand by 30 percent by 2030.”
“We discussed strategic initiatives and programs, and reviewed suggestions to develop a partnership between the public and private sectors, to encourage the private sector's participation in infrastructure projects that contribute to the future of Dubai,” Al Tayer said. “During the meeting, we also reviewed the annual financial report of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy for 2015.”