Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), has drawn how Abu Dhabi’s energy transformation has vividly changed the emirate’s energy profile over the past few years. He was conveying keynote address at the Singapore Energy Summit, held as share of Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).
The UAE and Singapore share a lot of resemblances; especially in setting an exemplary model for sustainable development, and therefore could share information and benchmark against each other.”
Highlighting the UAE Capital’s competences in accelerating energy transition, Al Marar highlighted the commitment of the Abu Dhabi Government to improve sustainable development of clean energy. “Abu Dhabi is dedicated to pioneering the paradigm shift in the direction of renewable and clean forms of energy. This was one of the main factors in the establishment of the DoE in 2018,” he stated.
Outlining Abu Dhabi’s progressive economic dream for the post oil-era, he stated: “With energy use in Abu Dhabi having more than doubled over the past decade and expected to increase by 1.4 % each year until 2035 due to population growth and economic growth, we acknowledged the need to transition our energy system towards a more sustainable future and to improve energy efficiency and rationalize consumption. Our tactic is outlined in the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, the country’s first unified energy strategy built on supply and demand.”
Launched in 2017, the strategy targets to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix to 50 per cent by 2050, decrease the carbon footprint of power generation by 70% and upsurge consumption competence by 40 per cent.