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Dewa observes World Energy Day

The initiative aims to highlight the importance of providing safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy for everyone.

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Published: Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:37 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:38 PM

Dubai - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dewa, is to celebrate World Energy Day on October 22, 2014.

Announced by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, World Energy Day was endorsed by 54 countries as well as representatives of the United Nations, Arab League and the African Union, through the Dubai Declaration, on October 22, 2012.

Dewa will mark ‘World Energy Day’ with various activities and programmes to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation, rational use, and using sustainable energy to enhance development.

The authority will organise a number of interactive workshops for its stakeholders and partners at Dewa’s Sustainable Building in Al Qouz. The initiative aims to highlight the importance of providing safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy for everyone.

“Shaikh Mohammed approved World Energy Day to support the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world in all sectors, including energy and sustainability, by 2021,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD and CEO of Dewa.

“Dewa’s activities will mark World Energy Day as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation and rational use, and the direction towards sustainable energy. The day’s initiatives cover many aspects including sustainability, conservation, climate change, carbon emission reduction, and environmental protection, which form the basis of World Energy Day,” added Al Tayer.

World Energy Day aims to support the policies that increase energy efficiency across various sectors. This includes increasing efficiency of transportation networks, industrial processes, buildings, and the electricity grid. It also aims to increase energy efficiency and sustainability in urban and regional planning. Dewa has been supporting the sustainable development of Dubai through initiatives and projects that support the energy infrastructure of the emirate, works to lower electricity and water consumption below world averages. Dewa is committed to developing rationalisation as a culture by launching awareness programmes and initiatives that promote conserving electricity and water, and how to preserve natural resources.



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