Green initiatives implemented to check energy use

MANAMA: Bahrain has implemented a wide range of environmental initiatives to combat greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, according to the oil and gas minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

The programmes came after the kingdom became the first oil country to host a meeting of the Green Climate Fund in 2018.

The Green Climate Fund, established within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, greenlit the financing of a number of specialised projects, some of which have been completed.

“The joint agreement between the oil ministry, Electricity and Water Authority as well as other public and private institutions will improve energy efficiency and implement programmes to reduce energy use,” Shaikh Mohammed explained.

He added that Tatweer Petroleum Company had inaugurated its first and second solar power plants which will reduce the use of natural gas to generate electricity.

Shaikh Mohammed also discussed the offshore shale reserves, which were discovered in 2018.



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