Renewable Energy Leadership
The United Arab Emirates, a global leader in the field of renewable energy, and the United States are committed to a future based on sustainable and efficient energy solutions. Reflecting this shared priority, the UAE and US in 2014 launched the first annual bilateral energy dialogue to facilitate new and ongoing initiatives to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
Partnerships between the UAE and US are driving advances in sustainability and clean energy technology. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has played a key role in the establishment and development of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. Masdar Institute is producing cutting-edge products, such as an urban planning tool that maximizes cities’ energy efficiency.
The UAE is also seeking solutions at the global level. In 2010, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – an intergovernmental organization that promotes sustainability – established its headquarters in the UAE. And at the 2015 COP21 conference in Paris, the UAE pledged to generate 24 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2021.