ABU DHABI: The need for energy conservation and to reduce the anticipated rise in demand through modern technology has become all the more necessary following the projected total demand of 391GW in the Middle East by the year 2028 from the current level of 292GW, according to a book compiled by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR).
Published by ECSSR, the book titled “Future Gulf Energy Sources: Hydrocarbon, Nuclear or Renewable?” states that rapid expansion of commercial and industrial base has led to a massive increase in the demand for electricity.
Commending the role of Masdar Institute and the Masdar initiative, a paper by Dr Baker Ben Hamza Khachim, an adviser of Electricity and Energy Affairs in Saudi Arabia, refers to the research work being done on solar energy at the research-based institution and the ambitious efforts to set up a major solar power project in the UAE.
The book is a valuable collection of papers presented at the 13th Annual Gulf Energy Conference focusing on “Future Gulf Energy Sources: Hydrocarbon, Nuclear or Renewable?”
Dr Abdullah Al Hefeiti, director of Library at Masdar Institute and chairman of the UAE Academic and Research Library consortium, said: “The book on energy demand in the GCC and other academic resources at our library aims to offer rich insights into the future of the regional energy sector.
“Such records also keep the students informed on the need to seek solutions, including investments in renewable energy and innovations in advanced technologies. We hope students will make use of these resources for academic advancements as well as research and development.”