UAE plays critical role in innovating and diversifying energy sources, says Sultan Al Jaber

ABU DHABI, 21st October, 2015 (WAM) — Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, has paid tribute to the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying it was because of his vision and our leadership’s unwavering commitment that the UAE is strengthening and expanding its leadership by playing a critical role in innovating and diversifying its energy sources beyond hydrocarbons to include renewable and nuclear energy.

In a statement made today to mark the World Energy Day, Al Jaber said, “Our founding father Sheikh Zayed understood the importance of diversifying our economy away from hydrocarbons, and developing a future rooted in sustainability. Because of his vision, and our leadership’s unwavering commitment, the UAE is strengthening and expanding its leadership by playing a critical role in innovating and diversifying energy sources beyond hydrocarbons to include renewable and nuclear energy.”

This balanced approach to energy and economic diversification, he went on, helps ensure our leadership and presence in future energy markets, positions us as a stable and reliable partner, and enables us to contribute to the region’s long-term development.

“More importantly, it paves the way for continued economic growth and a sustainable, secure energy future for the UAE,” he added.

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