Sustainable Energy Centre, Derasat sign MoU
Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Energy (Derasat), Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Sustainable Energy Centre (SEC) and Derasat to promote renewable energy initiatives and projects in Bahrain, which represent an important contribution to support the economy and protect the environment. The MoU provides for the exchange of information and expertise, the establishment of joint projects in the fields of research, training and awareness, and conducting surveys, besides preparation of educational publications and specialized studies, which contribute to the interest in sustainable energy.
It also entails organizing seminars, workshops and training courses in this area. Dr. Mirza thanked and appreciated the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Energy for the efforts and co-operation in achieving the desired national goals to promote the use of clean energy and raise energy efficiency.
The minister also thanked and appreciated the wise leadership and the government for their continuous guidance and a keen interest in encouraging the use of clean energy for comprehensive sustainable development. “We have made clear the options for switching to clean energy, working towards increasing energy efficiency and rationalizing consumption as the best solution towards promoting sustainable and inclusive development in all economic, social and environmental aspects,” he said.
“We will collaborate with one of the most prestigious research institutions in the Middle East and around the world, and benefit from its advanced expertise in the field of capacity building, on the efficiency of the use of sustainable energy sources, and the qualification of human resources, and conduct qualitative research and opinion polls, according to the highest quality standards.”