CASABLANCA, 27th April, 2019 (WAM) — The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,DSCE, announced the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Energy 2020 Award,EEA, at a press conference held in the city of Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco. As part of the Council’s strategy, the aim is to encourage innovative ideas from individuals and research centres, as well as public and private sector institutions to participate in the forthcoming award.
The launch ceremony witnessed the presence of representative of UAE embassy in Morocco and Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the DSCE, and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA). Speakers at the event were Mr. Taher Diab, Secretary General of EEA and Mr. Ali Al Suwaidi, Vice Chairman of EEA Marketing and Events of EEA. A high-level delegation from the Moroccan Ministry of Energy and Minerals, representatives of public and private sector institutions, universities and research centers working on the development of renewable energy technologies and means of rationalization and energy efficiency in the Kingdom of Morocco also attended the event.
The Emirates Energy Award this year runs under a new theme – ‘Inspiring Innovation for Sustainable Energy’, to attract state-of-the-art innovations, technologies, solutions and practices on energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy production. The award is a leading international platform for various public and private sector organizations, research centers and innovators to learn about the latest technology, solutions and energy technology. It also aims to serve as a forum to share insights and experiences in the development and application of energy projects that reduce the negative impacts of climate change and carbon emissions. In addition, EEA honours excellence across varied categories to encourage individuals and organisations to devise new mechanisms and techniques to accelerate energy efficiency and conservation as well as renewable energy production.
Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi expressed his delight to launch the Emirates Energy Award in the Kingdom of Morocco – which is known for its international reputation and pioneering projects in the field of renewable energy.
“The Emirates Energy Award is a reflection of the vision and direction of the UAE’s leadership. In line with the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to support the country’s endeavours, we hope to achieve sustainable development and preserve the natural resources for future generations. The award is in line with the eight principles of governance launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, that underscores the importance of improving people’s lives, attracting talent and the best minds.”
He emphasised that the Emirates Energy Award primarily focuses on encouraging individuals and institutions to adopt innovative and pioneering solutions and policies in the field of energy conservation, renewable energy production, rationalization of energy and water consumption. The award also provides an ideal environment for the exchange of ideas, insights and solutions on innovative technologies to maximize and achieve the best possible results in future innovations.
“The Emirates Energy Award is a pioneering platform to showcase latest innovations and technologies in the field of energy usage and rationalization. The participation in the award is a great opportunity for various energy and environmental companies, as well as institutions, universities and research centres to showcase their latest innovations to major international companies. We are confident that the Moroccan innovations will serve as defending competition to others, and provide a qualitative addition to the latest energy technologies,” he added.