The United Arab Emirates is a strategic vision to support climate action and increase energy security

Syed Al Hajjar (Abu Dhabi)

The UAE contributes to a prominent global role in increasing energy security and supporting climate action, while expanding the deployment of clean technology applications in a way that guarantees security and energy supply with minimal emissions. The country has provided a role model in diversifying energy sources, as it has taken the lead in investing in the renewable energy and nuclear energy sectors, in addition to paying attention to producing oil and gas with the lowest possible emissions, investing in carbon capture technologies, and exploring new types of carbon-free fuels such as hydrogen. .
The UAE is playing a prominent role in the deployment of clean energy solutions around the world with the successive launch of initiatives aimed at providing renewable energy to developing countries and remote communities, helping to accelerate the pace of the transition to renewable energy and support global efforts to reduce emissions and reduce the phenomenon of climate change.

Energy future
The activities at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition and Conference “ADIPEC 2022” recently organized by Abu Dhabi demonstrated the UAE’s leading role in promoting global dialogue on future energy. Energy: sustainable, reliable and accessible to all.” The UAE continues its important role in highlighting the current needs of the energy sector to reduce emissions and shape a clean energy future.
In its session this year, the exhibition addressed the importance of adopting a balanced approach to move forward in energy transition efforts, as well as accelerating efforts to achieve CO2 neutrality in current energy resources and diversifying future energy sources.
The event attracted 160,549 energy professionals from over 160 countries to attend one of the most prominent events in the sector.
The strategic dialogue sessions that took place at the event helped shape climate issues, a week ahead of the current COP27 conference in Egypt, where ADIPEC brought together some of the brightest minds in the global energy sector to discuss the key challenges facing the sector for, highlights the energy pillars represented in energy security, sustainability and accessibility for all.

strategic partnership
On the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference “ADIPEC 2022”, which concluded its activities in Abu Dhabi last week, a strategic partnership was signed between the United Arab Emirates and the United States to invest $100 billion in the implementation of clean energy projects with a production capacity of 100 gigawatts in each of the Emirates and the United States and around the world by 2035 with the goal of increasing energy security, spreading clean technology applications and supporting climate action.
The partnership is an expression of the joint commitment of the UAE and the US to promote progress in climate action and raise the ceiling of ambition in this area through concerted efforts in line with their goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The partnership, which builds on the close relationship between the two countries spanning five decades, aims to expand investment in practical initiatives and promising technologies by focusing on four main pillars, including clean energy innovation, financing, dissemination of solutions and technologies, strengthening of supply chains and management of carbon and methane emissions and advanced nuclear energy technologies, such as small modular reactors, industrial and transport sector emission reductions. The partnership also aims to create opportunities to launch joint and economically viable investments in emerging and developing countries by focusing on promoting global climate efforts.
The two sides will work to support sustainable energy projects of economic and environmental feasibility in developing countries by providing technical expertise, project management assistance and financing by 2025.

Modern techniques
On the sidelines of its participation in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC 2022, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently unveiled a series of strategic agreements and initiatives that contribute to supporting the transformation of the energy sector and applying modern technologies in the oil and gas sector to reduce its emissions to support climate action efforts.
ADNOC announced during ADIPEC 2022 a new target to reduce methane emissions from its exploration, development and production activities to 0.15% by 2025, and this target represents the lowest level of emissions intensity in the Middle East, consolidating the UAE’s leading position as a environmentally responsible producer of energy Low emissions.
ADNOC also announced during the event the signing of an agreement to explore opportunities for cooperation in the supply of liquefied natural gas and the reduction of emissions with the Indian company “Gile”. The agreement includes a series of short- and long-term LNG sales agreements exploring the possibility of improving and developing LNG trading and trading opportunities, exploring joint investment opportunities in shares and stocks of renewable energy sources and monitoring greenhouse gases for LNG shipments, to support its low-carbon supplies. ADNOC announced the award of three contracts under framework agreements for integrated drilling services worth 14.68 billion dirhams to supply drilling fluids and related services.

Pioneering effort
The UAE has pioneered efforts to keep up with the transformation of the energy sector, investing more than $50 billion over the past ten years in clean energy technologies and solutions around the world.
The country owns 3 of the largest and cheapest solar energy projects in the world and its peaceful nuclear program is practical proof of its strategy to diversify the energy mix to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs without carbon emissions. The country’s leading portfolio of renewable energy projects also includes the “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Complex”, which aims to produce 5,000 megawatts by 2030, and the “Al Reyadah” plant, which is the first of its kind in the region to capture , use and store carbon on a commercial scale with a capacity of 800,000 tons per year with a clear plan to double this capacity five times by 2030. The UAE also hosts the permanent headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) ), and was chosen to host the twenty-eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) (UAE Conference). Climate) in November 2023 in the city of «Expo Dubai». The United Arab Emirates continues its efforts to support the implementation of clean energy projects on 6 continents around the world, including 31 small island developing states in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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