Positioning itself as a global powerhouse in low-carbon hydrogen production, the UAE is set to turbocharge its hydrogen sector. The UAE government has unveiled an ambitious plan to invest $54.5 billion in its revamped national energy strategy. This strategy is designed to triple the contribution of renewable energy within the next seven years.
The government has given the green light to a national hydrogen strategy. This aims to bolster the country’s investments in hydrogen, a clean energy source that has recently gained significant attention. This strategy is geared towards propelling the hydrogen economy’s growth and solidifying the UAE’s standing among the world’s top producers of low-carbon hydrogen.
UAE’s Energy Strategy for Low-Emission Hydrogen Production
The energy strategy emphasizes the UAE’s role as a manufacturer and exporter of low-emission hydrogen in the coming eight years. This will be achieved by fostering supply chains, creating hydrogen hubs, and setting up a dedicated research and development center. In addition, the UAE Cabinet has just accepted a national electric vehicle policy. This policy is designed to establish a nationwide network of charging stations for electric vehicles, optimize the battery-powered car market, and boost related sectors to decrease emissions and energy use. The cabinet has also provisionally endorsed WeRide’s autonomous vehicle project. This endorsement is intended to bolster technological advancements in the sustainable transportation sector and cut down on carbon emissions.
UAE’s Clean Energy Goal: 30% by 2031
The Emirates has set a goal to increase the proportion of clean energy in its total energy composition to 30% by 2031. This is part of a wider initiative to enhance the use of renewable energy, boost energy efficiency, and advocate for clean energy usage. The initiative will provide support for research and development initiatives in energy technologies, while also fostering innovation and investment in the energy sector. It will reveal fresh investment prospects in renewable energy, bolster efforts to solidify collaboration with global partners and establish a long-term national scheme to balance the fulfillment of energy requirements with the preservation of natural resources.
Promoting Energy Investment Environment and Sector Competitiveness
The Ministry of Investment’s objective is to shape the UAE’s investment perspective and enhance the investment climate and sector competitiveness within the nation. The ministry is committed to backing the nation’s business goals, and investment policies, and promoting its top-tier infrastructure as a global magnet for investments across diverse sectors. The ministry is also responsible for formulating the nation’s overarching investment policies in collaboration with the appropriate authorities. Furthermore, it is tasked with formulating strategies, laws, plans, projects, and national initiatives to boost the investment climate in the nation and increase its competitiveness.