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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews strategy to reduce carbon emissions

 Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has chaired the 29th meeting of the Supreme Council of Energy at its headquarters.

The meeting was attended by Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy, representatives of members companies, Abdullah Kalban , CEO & MD of Emirates Global Aluminium, Abdullah Karim, GM of Dubai Petroleum, Waleed Salman, Chairman of Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Salem bin Mesmaar, Assistant Director-General for Supervision of Environment, Health & Safety, at Dubai Municipality, Dr. Yousef Al Ali, Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), as well as representatives from Dubai Supply Authority.

The meeting agenda included the progress of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 for the supply and storage infrastructure for natural gas, the current carbon reduction strategy and development of frameworks for carbon dioxide reduction in Dubai by the end of 2014 in line with the UAE Vision 2021.

“We reviewed the strategic plan of the RTA for 2013-2017, which is aligned to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, relating to energy conservation and carbon dioxide reduction through several initiatives including mass transit, street lighting efficiency and increased use of the Dubai Metro,” said Al Tayer.

“RTA also plans to use biofuel in its green buses as well as purchase 70 hybrid cars for Dubai Taxi to add to the 20 cars currently in service, by 2030,” added Al Tayer.

Al Tayer honoured the members of the Technical Committee of the first Emirates Energy Award following its success, which attracted strong participation from across the Middle East and North Africa.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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