From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2023
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Abu Dhabi’s ongoing transition from a fossil fuel-dependent economy to one driven by clean energy marks a significant shift. Hosting the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant and the largest single-site solar power plant, the emirate plays a pivotal role in this transition.
While hydrocarbons remain integral to the broader UAE’s economy, global energy shifts and geopolitical tensions have increased the importance of natural gas. Despite a potential economic slowdown in 2023-24, the UAE’s hosting of the COP28 UN Conference on Climate Change opens new doors for the energy sector, fostering strategic partnerships and investment.

Unconventional gas and blue and green hydrogen are key growth avenues, driving collaboration in production, storage, transport and related technologies for cleaner energy alternatives.

This chapter includes an interview with Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman, Department of Energy.