Qatar goes green

Qatar Goes Green

Qatar is hosting the 2013 Global Clean Energy Forum in order to understand the role of  renewables and to explore the new energy  National reality.

Taking place in Qatar, the Global Clean Energy Forum seems to be an interesting chance for international energy leaders, investors, advisory firms, financiers, policymakers.

It will examine the new role of clean energy within the overall energy mix, and the complete journey towards a sustainable future which will include cleaner hydrocarbons and nuclear 2.0.

According to the famous law firm Norton Rose:

The emirate of Qatar is an oil and gas rich nation, with the third largest gas reserves and one of the highest Gross Domestic Products (GDP) per capita in the word. The International Monetary Fund (the IMF) forecasts that for 2011 the Qatar economy will grow by a further 18.6 per cent. This growth is driven mainly by gas exports and hydrocarbons in general and accounts for half of Qatar’s GDP. [...]

In contrast, Qatar holds modest oil reserves of around 15 billion barrels, providing a daily output of 800,000 barrels. Projections show that current oil reserves should ensure continued output for the next 23 years.

On the domestic front, electricity demand in Qatar has grown rapidly in recent years, with demand having increased by 17 per cent in the past two years. [...]

The emirate’s demand for power is likely to expand even more over the next few years, as it pursues economic diversification in energy-intensive areas such as petrochemicals and heavy industry and prepares to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup. QEWC predicts that the number of hotels in Qatar will double in the coming decade. Qatar is also expected to build residential and commercial developments and a rail network

(source: nortonrosefullbright)

Attending to the 2013 Clean Energy Forum, there will be the main European companies like Iberdrola, Siemens, Enel Green Power and Abengoa though is interesting to notice the presence of Greenpeace International as speaker during the 2days meeting.

It is possible to see the whole agenda here

They set also a debate on Twitter at @IHTEnergy.