Organisers of the World Future Energy Summit have received confirmation from the Deputy Premier of Qatar.
Abu Dhabi, January 16, 2010 – Organisers of the World Future Energy Summit have received confirmation from the Deputy Premier of Qatar, Minister of Energy & Industry, H.E. Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, to participate in Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit 18-21 January 2010.
H.E. Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah will participate in the first session of the Summit, the Energy Ministers’ panel discussion will be attended by Ministers from across Asia, Europe, The Middle East, The Americas and Africa, to discuss the challenge of balancing energy demand and sustaining economic development versus meeting environmental realities.
Despite having one of the largest natural gas reserves in the world, Qatar is taking steps to diversify into renewable energy production. The Qatari government has started negotiations with investors over the construction of a $1 billion solar power plant, according to recent news reports.
More than 80 ministers, heads-of-state and members of royal families will be joining the Qatari Minister at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January, coming from the U.S.A., the U.K., Germany, Japan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Sweden, India, Uganda, Ghana, Finland and Canada, among others.