Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2016: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired the 42nd meeting at its headquarters in Dubai. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC), Abdullah Abdul Kareem, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs, Khalid Mohammed Sharif, Director of Food Safety at Dubai Municipality, Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads and Transport Authority, and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum attended the meeting.
“We support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy. In line with the Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce energy and water demand by 30% by 2030, we discussed in the meeting strategic projects, initiatives and programmes. Participants also presented the savings we have generated and the leading role that the council members play to achieve significant results to save energy. We have also discussed our work plan up to 2030 to ensure the continuity of positive performance to reduce the use of electricity and water in Dubai,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
“We are working to achieve our wise government’s directives, the UAE National Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart, integrated, and connected city that is sustainable with its resources, improve living standards, and enhance Dubai’s position as an international model of green economy. The Council also discussed its road map to evaluate the Demand Side Management Programme and measure key performance indicators. The positive results recorded in 2015 and over the last five years has proved the effectiveness of the Council and its members’ procedures and efforts,” he added.
“Council members also reviewed and discussed the Al Safat green building rating system, which is being implemented by Dubai Municipality in cooperation with the Council and its members. The system aims to implement new standards of efficiency for green buildings to save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emission and increase the number of green buildings. The programme has helped create a market of green services and products that proved its efficiency in reducing the carbon footprint, becoming an essential tool for benchmarking,” said HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy.