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REF Webinar: "Renewable energy in the Middle East" - speakers confirmed

Helene Pelosse, interim Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is confirmed as one of the guest speakers for Renewable Energy Focus’ next interactive webinar taking place on Wednesday 9 December (10.00 EST/15.00 GMT/19.00 UAE), in association with the World Future Energy Summit.

The free webinar aims to address the potential of renewable energy use in the Middle East. Some countries in the region have amassed substantial wealth with a legacy from oil and gas production, and could have the ability to invest in technology and take advantage of energy markets worldwide where alternative energy will play a key role.

Markets around the world should be a powerful incentive for the Middle East to invest in renewable energy, as should the need for energy-hungry technologies like desalination - needed to address potable water challenges in desert countries.

But despite these drivers, and despite having as good a solar resource as anywhere in the world, do countries in the Middle East really have the appetite to develop renewable energy technologies and markets, especially when their fossil fuel heritage ensures low electricity prices?

As part of the webinar Helene Pelosse from IRENAwill outline the role of the organistion, and suggest how it could play a role in developing renewable energy in the Middle East. And we also aim to look at the progress being made in countries like the United Arab Emirates which – through the Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – is aiming to become a global leader in sustainable energy technologies. Ziad Tassabehji, Director of Utilities and Asset Management at Masdar will also speak.

Interested in Renewable energy in the Middle East? Register here.


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