Minister makes vow over energy
The UAE Minister of Energy, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, has vowed to provide a historic World Energy Congress when the UAE hosts the 24th edition in 2019 in Abu Dhabi, which he said will be the world’s capital for energy by then. “The next event will raise the standards,” he said at the closing session of the 23th World Energy Congress. The future will be “greener” and countries should fulfil the pledges they made at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), held in Paris, France, in co-operation with the private sector and building on the commitment of the coming generations. The minister highlighted the UAE’s achievements in the energy sector, citing Abu Dhabi sustainability plans and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park among the country’s leading projects.