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Policy Pillar – Hydrogen and the Gulf Tiger: How policy is the driving force behind hydrogen in the UAE
Policy Pillar – Hydrogen and the Gulf Tiger: How policy is the driving force behind hydrogen in the UAE

Policy Pillar – Hydrogen and the Gulf Tiger: How policy is the driving force behind hydrogen in the UAE

Due to the large access the Middle East has to wind and solar energy, the region is set to become a global hotspot for hydrogen production. One country that continues to push forward its hydrogen economy in the Middle East is the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In supporting the clean energy carrier’s global expansion, the UAE is rapidly scaling not only its production capacity but also its technological innovation to successfully transition to clean energy.

Key to unlocking the UAE’s hydrogen potential are political legislations that have enabled sufficient support for the nation and continue to promote wider cooperation in developing the hydrogen ecosystem.

The UAE is well recognised within the global energy market for making significant advances through the use of crude oil and carbon intensive energy sources which provided the nation a significant boost to its economy.

However, with the rising need to decarbonise the energy sector, the UAE is looking to alternative cleaner technologies to both support the economy and promote sustainable living. With this, hydrogen holds significant potential and is something that the UAE’s political scene has strived to promote through various regulations and legislations.

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