“Renewable energy sources are abundant and unlimited”

Abu Dhabi - As Energy Ministers around the world are preparing for the “International Future Energy Summit” to discuss renewable energy, its sources and supporting sustainable growth, the world has been struck by a number of natural disasters such as the recent Haiti earthquake and the unusually cold weather in Asia and Europe.



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Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 2:03 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:32 PM

Commenting on the importance of positive interaction with the various changes in the environment, and the importance of inducting these climate changes into the business schedule of every country, Saeed Ahmed bin Butti, Chairman of Al Dhiyafa Holding, the parent company of Jinan Hotels & Resorts, the first company to specialize in running environmentally friendly hotels in the Middle East, said: “Five years ago, experts warned of environmental disasters that could leave countries thirsty for water or that could drown entire societies. Today, those fears are becoming a reality and are leaving their mark on the world, reflecting nature’s wrath at our wrongful deeds.”

He added “Production, extraction and distribution of available energy sources play a vital role in identifying the environmental identity of countries around the globe. As time passes, the demand for available energy sources increases, and could amount to five times its current value by 2100; the population of the world is expected to exceed 12 billion by that time, which means that the temperature would rise by 2 C.”

Bin Butti stressed the importance of supporting the production of renewable energy, which is considered a vital element in facing climate change and heat emissions, and the necessity to obtain secure and clean energy sources at reasonable prices, which are all required standards to achieve sustainable growth and economic development.

It is a well-known fact that renewable energy contributes by 11% to main energy output today, while the total energy used from renewable energy sources is expected to amount to 60% by 2070.

Finally, Bin Butti noted that renewable energy will have numerous positive humane, environmental, economic and political influences on the coming generations. However, it requires us to change the way we consume energy in order to be able to face the issues of energy depletion, global warming and the increasing demand on traditional energy, as demand is expected to increase by over 50% by 2030.


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