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Environment 2007 Exhibition and Conference kicks off

posted on 29/01/2007: 1789 views



Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, yesterday opened the Environment 2007 Exhibition and Conference being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).



In an address at the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment and Water, said that the UAE is well aware of the importance of the renewable and clean energy, therefore, it is striving to minimize the adverse effects of the petroleum industry by adopting a number of procedures, such as, using modern technologies, decreasing emissions in all oil industrial processes, increasing the efficiency, production, and usage of energy, using unleaded gasoline, adopting new standard specifications for diesel and gasoline with low sulphur contents, and using natural gas as fuel for cars and others.



He added that the UAE is looking for alternatives to obtain renewable energy. On the side line of the exhibition, an international conference about sustainable energy resources in arid zones, is being held.



The event is being organised under the auspices of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Present in the inauguration ceremony were Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and a number of officials. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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