The Deputy Undersecretary for the Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Ing. Yousef Al Ali, said that at a time when the world is striving to accelerate the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy and in future emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and is affordable, safe and sustainable, we consider hydrogen to be crucial. hydrogen, to achieve carbon neutrality.
Speaking at the opening of the Global Hydrogen Forum-Middle East and North Africa, Al Ali added: “The shift to clean energy, particularly hydrogen, represents the future of global energy systems and the economy in general that will help meet with future energy requirements and reduce the risks of climate change, however, there are still barriers to the commercialization of hydrogen, and to meet the expected demand for hydrogen, greater efforts must be made to reduce the costs and challenges associated with production. , transportation and storage of hydrogen and to ensure safety and standards.”
Al Ali identified a set of areas that he will focus on for the next phase, which will be a major supporter of expanding the use of hydrogen energy as a fuel for the future, which is to reduce the costs of sustainable production, storage and storage. of hydrogen. distribution and use, and identify the role of hydrogen in bringing the UAE to net-zero emissions and increasing consumer confidence The government and regulatory body in hydrogen and support for further use, as well as identifying research priorities that will enable production of large-scale hydrogen, including storage, distribution and facility solutions, the development of market mechanisms through which demand is stimulated, continued efforts to conclude bilateral trade agreements, the development and management of a fund that continues to stimulate demand and promote development projects in the region.
At the same time, the UAE aims to update and develop the National Energy Strategy 2050, as we look forward to raising ambitions, promoting development, promoting sustainability, and achieving our aspirations for a better future for the next fifty years. The UAE government worked to review and launch the National Integrated Energy Model, which aims to develop a roadmap for the development of the entire energy sector in the country over the next 50 years, working closely with the University Khalifa and the International Renewable Energy Agency.