Abu Dhabi to host World Future Energy Summit in Jan 2011

ABU DHABI - The fourth edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will take place in Abu Dhabi from January 17, 2011.

By T. Ramavarman

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Published: Sat 31 Jul 2010, 11:06 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:55 PM

Held under the patronage of Shaikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and hosted by Masdar, the four-day WFES is being organised by Reed Exhibitions.

The annual event launched in 2008 has evolved into a must-attend programme for world leaders, investors, policy makers, researchers, financial institutions and experts dedicated to renewable energy. The focal theme for the ensuing edition of WFES will be ‘Enabling Future Energy Solutions’, and a key topic of discussion will be how to utilise the MENA region’s enormous potential to become one of the world’s largest producers of renewable energy, according to a statement issued by the organisers.

MENA region is receiving increasing global attention as its potential as a source of renewable energy production emerges. “Recent research from Booz & Company indicates that as a result of high solar radiation levels and good wind resources, the region has the potential to offer 45 per cent of the world’s total renewable energy generation based on measurement of existing generation capacity,” the statement said.

The research showed that if this resource is fully harnessed the region could be capable of producing three times the world’s total current power demand, the statement said.


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