Emirates Energy Award (EEA) plays a key role in establishing Dubai’s position as a global hub for energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, and environment protection.
It is inspired by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who said, “We recognise that preserving our energy resources will be one of the greatest challenges in our drive towards sustainable development. This, however, will not materialise unless the different facets of our society adopt energy conservation principles in their core values. The future generations will be the chief beneficiary of our achievements and the best judge of what we accomplish in this field.”
It is clear that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are determined to achieve the highest levels of energy security and efficiency. While we witness major changes in the strategic scene of global energy markets in terms of increase in demand, energy efficiency has emerged as one of the most successful solutions to address the regional and global challenges of energy use, especially during the present time.
Economic growth in all areas, steady increase in population, and the development projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have significantly contributed to higher energy demand to meet the growing needs for electricity and water.
Looking at the region’s energy scene, Dubai is leading regional efforts to establish energy efficiency standards in the MENA region, through various regional quality initiatives. The most prominent of these initiatives is the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.