300 experts to discuss clean energy in Dubai
Dubai, January 19, 2014
More than 300 public and private sector stakeholders will discuss some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East’s clean energy sector at a conference in Dubai next month.
The Dubai Municipality’s vision for a sustainable future will be presented as a model example of embracing cleaner power production at the Green Energy Conference, which will take place on February 11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general, will highlight new initiatives to reduce energy consumption at Dubai Municipality in collaboration with Environmental Center for Arab Towns (Ecat) by over 20 per cent in the next three years, while adopting innovative solutions to save up to 10.5 Gigawatt hours (GWh) on energy consumption and 6,200 tonnes of C02 emissions per year.
The second edition of the conference, in partnership with Dubai Municipality and Ecat, will run alongside Middle East Electricity, a leading energy event, taking place from February 11 to 13.
Anita Mathews, director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity, said: “Energy consumption has grown so quickly in the region that some countries are having difficulty meeting demand, resulting in power cuts during peak times in summer.
“Continued growth in consumption and the level of investments required are likely to lead to an even wider gap between supply and demand.
“Key regional efforts to increase energy efficiency will be highlighted at the conference, but the most important aspect is to bring people together to instigate dialogue about this important issue and help them communicate with dignitaries from the region to make connections that can lead to real business outcomes.”
Middle East Electricity is co-located with Solar Middle East, a gathering of solar technology suppliers in the region. - TradeArabia News Service