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Sunday, September 11, 2011

UAE Calls for Comprehensive Regional Energy Strategy

UAE Calls for Comprehensive Regional Energy Strategy

United Arab Emirates Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmad al-Jabir, special envoy for energy affairs and climate change, and chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), has urged oil-exporting nations "to formulate a comprehensive energy strategy focusing on conventional, nuclear, and renewable energy."
In an extraordinary appeal to fellow OPEC members al-Jabir emphasized Abu Dhabi's commitment for renewable energy sources to become an “essential” element in Abu Dhabi's increasingly varied sources of energy, embodied in the strategic Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, noting that solar power will soon supply around 7 percent of Abu Dhabi's energy needs and that nuclear power
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