Dubai – MENA Herald: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, were present at the launch of the Demand Side Management programme by the Supreme Council of Energy at an event at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by HE Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, HE Hussein Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, HE Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), HE Abdullah Abdul Qader Yousef Al Muaini, Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), HE Ali bin Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai, HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), and other senior directors and officials from public and private organisations .
“In accordance with the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, we are gathered today to celebrate this great announcement,” said Al Tayer in his speech at the launch.
“We are working to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to transform the UAE into one of the best countries in the world by 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to transform Dubai into a smart, integrated, and connected city that sustainably manages its resources in a healthy and sustainable environment. Dubai is addressing energy security issues, rationalising consumption and enhancing energy efficiency as priorities for sustainable development,” said Al Tayer.
“I am pleased to announce the launch of the Demand Side Management programme, which will be managed by Etihad ESCO within the framework of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. This programme will provide internal consulting and management support to programme owners to address the relevant challenges needed to translate strategy into reality. We are proud of the achievements made by Dubai, and by the UAE as a whole. We are moving forward according to a clear vision for sustainability, while actively developing our future plans and objectives. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to diversify Dubai’s energy mix and increase the employment of clean energy sources to 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050.
This strategy relies on innovation, and Research and Development (R&D) as the basis for the future of energy, preparing the plans and initiatives to make developments in science and technology. Dubai is the only city in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to launch such a promising strategy, with specific targets and deadlines that outlines the future of energy until 2050,” he added.
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