EU-GCC network to host meeting at WFES
Abu Dhabi, January 12, 2012
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network will host its second annual conference concurrently with the upcoming World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2012 in Abu Dhabi.
WFES 2012 is running from January 16 to 19 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Co-organised by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network’s annual conference will be hosted at the same venue from January 17 to 19.
The key focus areas for the meetings during the conference will include carbon capture and storage, clean natural gas and related technologies, renewable energy sources, as well as electricity interconnections and market integration.
The conference will also provide an opportunity for distinguished clean energy experts, including representatives from the European Commission and the GCC authorities to exchange views on the potential ways to support and enhance the long-term strategic clean energy relationship between the EU and the GCC regions.
In addition to attending the conference, officials from the member institutions will have the opportunity to network with key clean energy technology providers at the WFES 2012 Exhibition.
Hamza Kazim, vice-president, Operations and Finance, Masdar Institute, said: “Being a research-driven academic institution, Masdar Institute will join the NTUA to remain focused on all avenues that encourage knowledge sharing and information exchange.”
“The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network acts as a consortium that seeks to create, operate, promote and disseminate information and proposals and sustainable strategies.”
“During the second annual conference of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network, Masdar Institute faculty will play a definitive role with other stakeholders in interacting and engaging with clean energy leaders to further expand knowledge building in sustainable energy and advanced technologies,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service