Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Dubai to host international energy efficiency meet

Dubai, April 13 : UAE Environment and Water Minister Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad will open an international Energy Efficiency conference 2010 at Grand Habtoor Hotel here April 14.
The one-day meet is organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) to educate key stakeholders on details of certification and will feature speakers from the US, Australia and Korea, among others, to give information and guidance to manufacturers and sellers. On this occasion, ESMA has announced its new energy efficient labelling and standards scheme, an important step to make the UAE an energy efficient country, Mohammed Badri, ESMA director general, said Monday. Given the overall consumption of electricity in the UAE, particularly through air-conditioning usage, the scheme will make great strides to reduce the environmental impact of electrical usage by consumers and businesses.