Energy 2030

Organizing Committee

Final Program

Poster Exhibition Venue 2006 Proceedings


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:

  1. Develop Abu Dhabi’s role and market share in the future international renewable energy projects
  2. Position Abu Dhabi as a developer of new energy technologies
  3. Contribute to, and benefit from, the impact of energy sustainability
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.

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 energy security.

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 technologies.

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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