IEA, Oman host ministerial meet on clean energy

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  • Date: 26-Sep-2021
  • Source: Trade Arabia
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Oman
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IEA, Oman host ministerial meet on clean energy

Ministers from across the Mena region recently took part in a high-level dialogue hosted by the IEA and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Oman to share ideas on the roles clean energy could play in their economic future.  

Ministers discussed options for decarbonising local energy supply and presented their current and future plans to increase renewable electricity capacity and energy efficiency. They also outlined their work to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of their oil and gas industries through initiatives to reduce gas flaring, mitigate methane leakage and implement carbon capture and utilisation. There was also a discussion about the potential for future low-carbon exports, including in the rapidly expanding low-carbon hydrogen industry.

The Ministerial Dialogue, which took place via video link and was live streamed in its entirety, was attended by Ministers and senior representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, as well as from Japan, the UK COP26 Presidency and the United States.

The event served as a platform to share experiences between countries that are acutely affected not only by the direct impacts of global warming, but whose economies have a strong reliance on energy production and are uniquely vulnerable to the transition

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