The resolution by the UAE’s Energy Ministry to develop its mandate to contain preservation, competence and clean energy reflects the Gulf Country’s increasing focus in the previous years, when the federation became an importer of natural gas.
UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazroui, in his statement of five new directorates at the ministry, averred the changes were required to continue sustainability if several forms of energy and to control the sector to encompass new forms of energy like renewable and nuclear.
Even though still forcefully dependent on natural gas, as well as pipeline imports from Qatar and import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the UAE is aspiring to expand its energy mix extensively by the end of the decade.
The Energy Ministry approximates that by 2020, about a quarter of the country’s power will be generated by the nuclear sector, after the start-up of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi in 2017. An added 5-7% is estimated to be produced by renewable, together with solar power, by the similar year.
An alternative way the UAE must undertake energy utilization is by escalating competence to lower per head consumption energy. This must be attained through restructuring government financial assistance in the sector. The construction of urban metro systems, trams and the Etihad Rail network are all part of the plan to lessen road traffic, while the government is also endorsing the use of natural gas in cars.
The extending of the ministry’s mandate should offer it the tools to begin these key concerns as the country remains its quick development plans.