A high-level delegation of the Department of Energy, DoE, has visited China recently to explore prospects for accelerating cooperation, transfer of knowledge and exchange expertise.
The delegation, led by Oweida Murshid Al Marar, Chairman of the DoE, met with Zhang Jianhua, Director of China's National Energy Administration, to address ways of developing relations to the higher good of both sides.
Accompanied by the UAE Ambassador to China, Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Al Marar also met with the heads of a number of key Chinese renewable energy companies and paid field visits to leading energy developments in China, including some key industrial compounds to get firsthand experience of the Chinese approach to best employ energy resources for the common good of all economic sectors.
"Our visit to China falls within our keenness to deliver the future and get posted with leading global models in the field of energy as well as conclude strategic partnerships with various world countries," said Al Marar.
"China is a global role model for best energy management techniques and for creating alternative sources to secure a sustainability-based, all-embracing transformational drive. The country has managed in a record time to promote energy efficiency and become the world's biggest investor in renewables, particularly solar energy," he noted.
"The Chinese model is aligned with the Abu Dhabi's plans to find efficient energy management solutions, rely on renewables and maximise utilisation of energy resources in preparation for the post-oil era as part of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 aimed at achieving a paradigm shift in the energy sector and achieve a sustainability-based economic growth," he added.
The visit saw the delegates attend a number of workshops in Beijing, Shanghai and Shanxi province in the presence of key executives from a number of Chinese energy companies.