The UAE realises the importance of developing renewable energy sources to support the growth of the country, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of UAE Armed Forces, said yesterday.
In a statement issued to mark the start of the World Future Energy Summit, he said: "Clean energy offers a great opportunity for Abu Dhabi, and the UAE, to establish a pioneering position in the field of sustainable development in the region."
He said the fact that the summit was being held in the capital reflected the commitment of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to address the issues of energy, environment and the effective use of natural resources. "Abu Dhabi's initiatives in clean energy generation confirm the emirate is a forerunner in the provision of future energy sources."
He stressed the UAE's commitment to supporting global efforts to develop renewable energy sources.