In its recent meeting, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) marked a significant step towards advancing Dubai’s energy strategies and promoting sustainable mobility initiatives. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the DSCE, recently presided over the 80th meeting of the council.
Fuel distribution sector
The council discussed new measures to support the development of the retail fuel distribution sector to be compatible with the highest international standards in this field. Moreover, DSCE discussed measures to keep pace with the remarkable increase in demand in the past three years. Moreover, DSCE has adopted initiatives that will have a positive impact on ensuring smooth distribution operations at fuel stations. In addition, it has discussed measures to provide mobile fuel distribution vehicles to meet consumers’ needs.
Green mobility initiative
In line with the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative 2030, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced a pioneering program aimed at accrediting entities managing green vehicle fleets, encompassing electric and hybrid cars. This initiative underscores Dubai’s commitment to augmenting the presence of eco-friendly vehicles in local markets, contributing to environmental sustainability.
Transition to clean energy
Dubai aims to increase its share of clean and renewable energy sources in light of the energy global transition. Therefore, the DSCE reviewed several strategies, plans, and decisions during the meeting.
“The council is keen to ensure that the transition towards the sensible use of all types of energy is based on integrated systems and strategies. Moreover, it seeks to adopt programs that support the sustainable development of Dubai. This will be achieved with the participation of government and private entities to ensure effective implementation to reach the goals outlined in the roadmap to a green economy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the DSCE.
Regulatory framework enhancement
In its meeting, the DSCE also reviewed the regulatory framework to accommodate the escalating demand for vehicle fuel by increasing the number of fueling stations in various areas of Dubai. The council will analyze the population increase and the number of vehicles to improve the flow of traffic at retail stations.
“The council has approved the introduction of initiatives that will balance supply and demand for vehicle fuel in the next five years,” said Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary-general of the DSCE.
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