United Arab Emirates
Gianni Chiantha, chair of the World Energy Council, said that up to 4% of the world's energy supplies are used for the production, processing and desalination of drinking water.
"It is expected to double to 8 percent over the next 20 years because of the huge increase," he told the WAM in the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, opened yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Dhabi. In desalination and treatment operations around the world.
"There is no doubt that this is a large proportion and therefore more than ever we need to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources and increase their contribution to the energy mix in the coming years," he said.
He commended the efforts of the United Arab Emirates to diversify their energy sources, to adopt international best practices and to develop effective solutions for the desalination of sea and solar water, in addition to referring to the Noor 1 photovoltaic project in Al Ain.
"Land and other renewable energy sources have the potential to cope with climate change, secure energy supply and create jobs that can be used to alleviate poverty and tackle many of the economic challenges surrounding the world today, "he said.
He praised the United Arab Emirates's "Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week" as a step forward in accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources.
The week is an important platform for discussing various environmental challenges, providing advanced solutions to issues related to water scarcity, clarifying the interrelationship between energy, water and food, and the vital need for long-term investment in water safety and efficiency . Associated with them.
He emphasized the need to develop strong global legislation to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources and the dissemination of best practices for the desired transformation of energy.
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