Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi is expected to be at the centre of the renewable energy sector in the coming years, it has been claimed.
According to Nigel Blackaby, director of conferences at PennWell International, major progress will be made at the fourth World Future Energy Summit, which will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2011.
Speaking to Emirates News Agency, Mr Blackaby said the summit will put the capital of the United Arab Emirates on the global, renewable energy map.
He said the event will attract innovators, decision makers and industry leaders in the renewables sector.
Mr Blackaby claimed that the renewable energy sector will need up to $30 million of investment between 2010 and 2012 to ensure carbon emission limits are adhered to.
He also praised Abu Dhabi National Energy and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company for setting up a number of projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions in a number of countries around the world.
Recently, Alberta signed an economic agreement with Abu Dhabi which will see the two co-operate on carbon capture and storage projects.