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21 Sep 2023

Launch of UAE Scenarios Sketch

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) has partnered with Shell to develop the UAE Scenarios Sketch, which provides possible narratives for the UAE’s energy transition to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 on a sector-by-sector basis.

The sketch was launched at an event held in Abu Dhabi attended by His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, as well as other high-ranking officials from various organizations, among them Engineer Salim Mohamed bin Rabeea, Executive Director of Electricity in Etihad Water and Electricity Company (EtihadWE).

His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said: “Under the directives of our wise leadership, the UAE is keen to develop clear pathways for its transition to clean energy to achieve its net-zero commitment by 2050. The UAE Scenarios Sketch could serve as a vital guiding tool for all stakeholders to utilize as needed while transitioning to a clean and sustainable energy system. It is in line with the UAE’s drive to diversify its energy sources, increase reliance on clean energy, and enhance energy

He stated that the report will play a crucial role in designing future scenarios for various sectors in the UAE. Furthermore, the collaboration with Shell International reaffirms the UAE's commitment to the transition toward clean and renewable energy. This effort also reflects the UAE's leadership role in regional and international climate action.

Al Mazrouei highlighted the importance of the UAE's 2050 Energy Strategy, which was launched in July. It aims to support the UAE's goals in terms of diversifying energy sources, improving energy efficiency, and developing modern technologies to ensure the provision of clean and reliable energy for current and future generations. The UAE aims to achieve a 100% climate neutrality target in the electricity and water sector by 2050.

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