No effort spared to support IRENA: UAE president
Support for energy agency from ruler comes after taskforce meeting
By Martin Morris
The UAE will spare no effort to offer adequate support and assistance needed to make the mission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) a success after selecting Abu Dhabi as home to the world organisation, President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Sunday.
''The UAE is striving to develop and boost its rich resources and expertise in the international energy markets and enhance its leading role as a world centre for renewable energy research and development,'' the President said at a meeting with the UAE taskforce credited with ensuring the headquarters of IRENA are housed in Abu Dhabi.
Present at the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, and H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WAM news agency reported.
''We are determined to forge ahead to implement a comprehensive energy policy seeking to shift from the phase of consuming to producing technology through adoption of renewable energy solutions and benefiting from experiences IRENA can provide in this respect,'' Sheikh Khalifa added.