King Abdullah Economic City praised by energy experts

SourceEye of Riyadh
SectorOil & Gas
CountryMiddle east

 A panel of energy industry experts have underscored the importance of green buildings and smart cities in reducing energy consumption during day one of Middle East Energy’s (MEE) Energy Consumption & Management sector focus week, which is now live and online until tomorrow, 9 June 2021.


The stellar line up of clean and smart city experts included Benoit Lebot, a senior policy adviser in the French government’s Ministry for the Energy Transition; Amr Salah, Senior Director – Head of Utilities, Emaar – The Economic City; and Ahmed Samer Elbermbali, Managing Director, MENA Clean Energy Business Council.


They were participating in the opening session Reducing consumption through green buildings and smart cities, by addressing hot topics within the industry, including managing energy demand and carbon emissions, developing renewables in buildings and infrastructure, and integrating sustainable planning and technology to deliver smart cities.


According to Lebot, challenges within the energy sector can be overcome by adopting a series of initiatives related to decoupling, decarbonising, more...