View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

UAE Land of Sun Slow to Tap Green Energy

One can understand why a country awash with oil that has been selling at record prices has been slow to diversify its energy sources.

A recent poll conducted by Leaders Presents reports that 92% of Middle Eastern regional business leaders believe the UAE should invest in the research and implementation of alternative and renewable energy in the form of solar or wind power, bio-fuels or other sources. A peaceful Atomic Energy program came in as a close second option, with 69% in agreement.

To read more of the survey and views on the energy options see:
92% of Regional Business Leaders Say the UAE Should Invest in Alternative Energy, Albawaba, 2 September 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound