(EnergyAsia, December 23 2011, Friday) — Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy discussed the state of clean coal technology and its application in the emirate at its 14th meeting held last week.

Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, presided over the meeting attended by vice chairman Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Secretary General and CEO Nejib Zaafrani, and members of the council.

Mr Al Maktoum said: “The council has discussed clean coal power technology which is currently undergoing a feasibility study. We are assessing the potential locations of clean coal plants.”

The council also discussed Dubai’s energy policy and reviewed the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 road map dealing with energy supply-demand issues.

Its members will look into the findings of a recent survey on carbon dioxide emission and the prospects for solar power use in Dubai. The council has set a target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and the participation of government agencies in deploying energy efficiency measures.

Mr Al Maktoum said: “We have reviewed some potential partnerships with International Energy Forums to take place in Dubai as a host city. The council will be participating in some major events to promote sustainability such as the Water, Energy, and Technology Exhibition in March 2012 as well as the Sustainable Arabia Conference in collaboration with United Nation Development Programme.”