Proceedings of the
Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
The MASDAR Initiative
Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), UAE
The Masdar Initiative is Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted response to the need for a global focus on resource
conservation and the alternative energy sector. It will foster the development and commercialization of
advanced and innovative technologies for renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and
water usage and desalination.
Masdar is a progressive economic development program designed to:
Masdar will drive investment in people and technology within the clean technology, advanced energy
and resource-sustainability space. Masdar will thus play its part in Abu Dhabi’s transition from
technology consumer to technology exporter.
- Develop Abu Dhabi’s role and market share in the future international renewable energy projects
- Position Abu Dhabi as a developer of new energy technologies
- Contribute to, and benefit from, the impact of energy sustainability
This landmark endeavour will further empower the people of Abu Dhabi and the UAE: inviting them to
work as partners with government and industry in consolidating Abu Dhabi’s economic strength and longterm
Abu Dhabi has a proud history of conservation and environmental responsibility. Masdar will build on
that record – combining the Emirate’s traditional energy expertise with advanced clean energy
The Masdar Initiative was launched in April 2006 by His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan – expressing his vision to position Abu Dhabi as a global leader
in R&D and a developer of Advanced Energy and Sustainability (AE&S) systems and technologies.
The initiative was launched in partnership with leading global energy companies including Shell, BP,
GE, Total, Occidental Petroleum, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Jodco, and Rolls Royce. Masdar will be closely
coordinating with ADNOC, ADWEA and the Environmental Authority of Abu Dhabi to maximize the
benefits of Abu Dhabi stakeholders.
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