UAE Minister of Energy Suhail al-Mazru’i is meeting officials from the country’s four electricity and water authorities, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and renewable energy firm Masdar to draw up an integrated power and water policy for the UAE. The minister has appointed a joint technical team to plan energy developments to 2030.

The Ministry of Energy and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence are jointly preparing the State of Energy Report for 2015, which energy under-secretary Matar al-Niyadi says will highlight key steps for the UAE to adopt a policy for diversification of energy sources and reduction of carbon emissions. The meetings will “set up an action plan for state policy to regulate the energy sector including projections for growing demand for electricity, continued efforts to diversify the energy mix and launching a massive public awareness campaign to address individuals’ high consumption of power,” according to state news agency WAM. (CONTINUED - 590 WORDS)