UAE seeks to cut dependence on LNG for power generation to 70 per cent

October 6, 2015 2:43 pm

The United Arab Emirates seeks to slash dependence on liquefied natural gas for power generation to 70 per cent by 2020 compared with 98 per cent in 1997, a top official says.

The plan comes as part of the energy ministry’s strategy to expand economic growth while reducing power consumption, says Undersecretary of the UAE Energy Ministry, Mattar Hamed al-Neyadi.

In remarks published by Al-Ittihad, Al-Neyadi noted that the ministry has launched several power-related initiatives such as a sustainable transport initiative and another initiative to slash carbon emissions.

He stressed the importance of exerting collective efforts by local and federal bodies to raise awareness on the power consumption and rationalization.

Noteworthy, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology is working to introduce energy- efficiency standards for electric equipment and appliances.

Furthermore, concerned authorities are also working to develop a uniform construction code in the United Arab Emirates to raise the quality of buildings in terms of power efficiency, conservation and environmental preservation.


AMEinfo Staff
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