Thursday, 7 June 2018

‘Hydrogen is one of the areas UAE is studying for future energy strategy’

Source: livemint, 17th April 2018, by Utpal Bhaskar

Utpal Bhaskar reported, "UAE energy and industry ministry’s Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi says a major part of their energy mix will be renewable—mainly solar. (...) The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with an installed capacity of 29 gigawatts (GW), is now looking to broaden its energy base with the world’s largest solar park coming up south of the city of Dubai at an investment of AED50 billion. In an interview during the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF-16) last week, Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi, assistant undersecretary for electricity and future energy affairs, in UAE’s energy and industry ministry spoke about weaning the Gulf nation’s economy off hydrocarbons, electricity tariffs from solar being cheaper than gas-fuelled projects and hydrogen being the fuel of the future. (...) "While we have developed a strategy that has been endorsed, we have a system of revision every three years. And now we are looking for different options to enter the mix. And hydrogen is one of the areas that is not yet in the mix. But, this is an area where I can see oil and gas companies internationally going ahead. And, this is an area we are studying within the UAE energy strategy for the future." (...)"

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