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Dubai Energy Body reviews plans for green economy

Under the helm of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the plans would position Dubai as a global hub for green economy.

The council meeting discussed a variety of initiatives and programs including green transportation, retrofitting structures and Shams Dubai.
The council meeting discussed a variety of initiatives and programs including green transportation, retrofitting structures and Shams Dubai.

At the 34th meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the council met to review plans on driving Dubai towards incorporating a green economy.

The meeting explored a variety of initiatives, which included green transportation and Shams Dubai, a project that comprises of connecting solar panels in buildings to DEWA’s power grid.

“The Supreme Council also reviewed plans for promoting the use of electric, hybrid and environmentally friendly cars in Dubai to enhance DEWA’s Green Charger initiative to build the infrastructure for electric vehicles in Dubai by building 100 charging stations this year – the first such initiative of its kind in the region,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the council meeting also discussed the UAE Water Aid Initiative. Incepted to promote social services and to aid countries in producing clean drinking water, the council reviewed plans to construct a centre focused on the education of sustainability.

Working in cooperation with DEWA, the Supreme Council and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the centre will additionally conduct research into energy-efficiency and water technologies.

“The Supreme Council is currently preparing to organise workshops for government departments and organisations to study, discuss and evaluate the launch of electric and hybrid cars to reduce fuel consumption to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,” added HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

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