UAE's industrial sustainability highlighted at 'Make It In The Emirates' forum


The Federal Regulation for Energy Management in Industrial Facilities, the first regulation of its kind in the industrial sector, which aims to reduce energy consumption and accelerate decarbonisation, was a focus of discussions on day one of the "Make It in The Emirates" (MIITE) forum in Abu Dhabi.

The discussion addressed the impact of regulation on the industrial sector and the roadmap towards sustainable development. The session showcased incentives and enablers developed to enhance energy efficiency and drive positive change across the industrial sector.

Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), said  the workshop provided stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the impact of the Federal Regulation for Energy Management in Industrial Facilities in supporting the objectives of the National Energy and Water Demand Side Management Programme.

He added that the regulation aims to reduce energy demand by 33 per cent, improve air quality by 32 per cent and contribute to the equivalent of a 63-million-ton reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 across the industrial sector.

Osama Amir Fadhel, Assistant Undersecretary of the Industry Accelerators Sector at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), said that the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300bn, includes initiatives to boost investment attractiveness, growth, and competitiveness in the industrial sector.

He highlighted that improving energy efficiency is crucial for reducing emissions and enhancing sustainable practices in industrial facilities.

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