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Fifth cycle of “Emirates Energy Award” launched in Amman by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

by Madaline Dunn

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has launched the fifth Emirates Energy Award 2023-2025 in Amman, Jordan, aimed at promoting the clean energy sector and highlighting best practices and pioneering initiatives in energy efficiency.

The Award includes ten categories on key goals, including creativity, innovation, energy efficiency, and promoting the use of renewable energy, as well as the economic, social, and environmental impact of energy conservation.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the theme “Empowering Carbon Neutrality,” the award was launched during a press conference.

It was shared that the Emirates Energy Award will be granted across ten categories, including Energy Efficiency – Public Sector, Energy Efficiency – Private Sector, Large Energy Project, Small Energy Project, Distributed Solar Generation (Large Scale ≥ 500kW), Distributed Solar Generation (Small Scale < 500 kW), Education & Capacity Building, Applied Research & Product Development, and Young Energy Professional.

The press conference was attended by Her Excellency Engineer Amani Al-Azzam, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, representing His Excellency Dr. Saleh Ali Hamed Al-Kharabsheh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Also in attendance was His Excellency Counselor Hamad Al Matrooshi, Acting Charge D’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, and His Excellency Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Emirates Energy Award (EEA), along with a number of representatives from the energy, environment, private, and academic sectors.

Taher Diab, Senior Director of Strategy & Planning at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Secretary General of Emirates Energy Award, and Ali Al-Suwaidi, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Protocol, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Vice Chairman of the Marketing and Events Committee of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) also spoke at the press conference.

In her speech on behalf of His Excellency Minister Saleh Ali Hamed Al-Kharabsheh, Her Excellency Engineer Amani Al-Azzam, said: “We are pleased that Jordan has been selected as the initial station for launching the Emirates Energy Award 2023-2025 in the region. The award aims to shed light on the best practices and pioneering efforts in the fields of energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability, and environmental preservation. This highlights the achievements that Jordan has made in the field of alternative energy and energy efficiency, positioning it as one of the leading countries in this field in the Middle East, North Africa region, and globally.”

Al-Azzam said that Jordan has been “at the forefront” of countries adopting initiatives for energy efficiency and environmental conservation and highlighted its comprehensive regulatory framework and legislation, mechanisms for financing and incentives aimed at promoting investment in transitioning to sustainable energy sources and energy efficiency.

His Excellency Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), said: “We are delighted to start our regional tour to launch the 5th Emirates Energy Award 2023-2025 from the Jordan’s capital. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has continued to pioneer initiatives in energy efficiency and environmental conservation, both locally and regionally. Through its pioneering projects, the Kingdom is diligently working to reduce energy consumption and harness renewable resources and environmentally friendly technology, reflecting its genuine commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. These efforts align with the goal of the Emirates Energy Award in promoting practices that protect environmental and natural resources.”

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