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Time to clean the power sector

The UAE is shifting its power generation mix towards cleaner fuels. Its energy minister urges other nations to follow suit

Nations across the globe must do more to promote and increase the share of low carbon fuels in their power generation mixes, the UAE energy minister, told the World Energy Conference yesterday. "In the UAE we believe one of the pillars of society is clean energy. There is a role for us as government to enable this shift from being purely dependent on fossil fuels to allowing competition from newer forms of energy," energy minister Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei said. "We must all make a commitment to it. You need to look at 2050 and think: what is your plan? What energy mix are you aspiring to? We're trying in the UAE to manage that shift." Lower oil prices have prompted some Gulf oil producer

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