The 24th World Energy Congress opened today in Abu Dhabi. The event kicked off with a welcome addresses from H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates and Younghoon David Kim outgoing Chair of the World Energy Council.
H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei started by explaining how energy for prosperity is in the UAE’s dna and history. He highlighted the country’s progress in diversifying it’s energy mix with renewables playing a key role in their energy programmes. His Excellency then appealed to the world to continue work together to solve common energy challenges.
Chairman Kim encouraged the audience to take a fresh look at innovation, saying “the revolution is already here.”
While Energy for Prosperity is the theme of the 24th World Energy Congress, a key focus is emerging the importance of innovation to deliver a successful energy transition.