The UAE forefronting it all the way

UAE among top producers of energy innovative technologies, says Energy Minister.

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The UAE realised the importance of diversifying the energy sector several years ago much before the oil prices began to drop, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has said.

That helped the country to stay in the forefront in the region in terms of the solar and renewable energy sector, Al Mazrouei said. The state spares no effort to achieve its ambitions of raising the level of clean energy resources to 25 percent of the total energy will be used locally by 2030, he added.

In a statement to Emirates News Agency, WAM, on the sidelines of the recently concluded Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC 2016, in which the ministry was a participant, Al Mazrouei said the UAE is in the forefront in producing innovative technologies, while supporting traditional and renewable aspects in the energy sector.