ENEC and the Atlantic council’s agreement underscores the energy corporation’s pledge to expand global knowledge on the importance of the nuclear energy sector in addressing environmental issues, mainly climate change and to spearhead the clean energy transition
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Atlantic council signed a three-year deal to promote the Nuclear Energy policy initiative by the Council and encourage its forces in stimulating nuclear energy as a substantial constituent of the clean energy transition. The agreement between ENEC and the Atlantic council underscores the energy corporation’s pledge to expand global knowledge on the importance of the nuclear energy sector in addressing environmental issues, mainly climate change and to spearhead the clean energy transition.
The collaboration between the parties will aid in supporting the Atlantic council’s New Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative which is devoted to recognizing the ways for global decarbonization utilizing civil nuclear energy.
The Atlantic Council is US based think tank that promotes productive leadership and commitment in international affairs based on the Atlantic communities role in meeting global challenges. The council is also one of the leading US energy centers for fostering energy security, industry, and society and working across government to seek a way for the advancement of the global energy sector.
The collaboration could be seen as a part of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s pledge towards creating an engagement about the significant role nuclear energy plays in delivering the policies and measures that are required to support the sector as well as supplying national energy security and sustainability.
Through the collaboration, both ENEC and Atlantic Council will emphasize the importance of nuclear energy and its role in securing sustainability and energy security along with the importance of current and developed nuclear technologies in decarbonizing the power sector and acquiring clean energy transition. The agreement between the parties was signed in Washington, according to the official statement released, by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, and Mr. Fred Kempe, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Atlantic Council.
His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, stated that the contract with Atlantic Council is the result of a long-standing partnership that focused on raising awareness of nuclear energy as a realistic component for the nations seeking an upgrade in their energy security and sustainability.
“We look forward to working with Atlantic Council, as we are committed to sharing our experience in delivering a new generation of the civil nuclear program with other countries looking to embark on their own programs, developing the frameworks necessary for success.”, says His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammad. The signing took place during an official delegation visit by ENEC to the USA.
A panel discussion on the role of net zero nuclear on the pathway to COP28 was conducted and examined how quickly the demand for nuclear energy is growing as many nations identified the advantages it brings. National Energy Security, which will be benefitted from nuclear energy to a considerable degree is crucial in the face of the present global energy crisis.
ENEC and the Atlantic Council will work together on global nuclear energy advocacy and endorse new areas of peaceful nuclear developments for purpose of generating electricity and non-electrical purposes like hydrogen and industrial heat production. The Atlantic Council will promote UAE’s leading position in nuclear energy when it hosts COP28 in the year 2023. ENEC is currently developing the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant consisting of APR1400 reactors – which are one of the most advanced nuclear reactors in the world, comprises of 1,400 megawatts of zero-carbon emission electricity capacity.
Barakah plant will contribute about 25% of UAE’s National Determined Contributors to Net Zero and will become the largest source of dispatchable clean energy, once the project is completed. The Plant becomes an example of how nuclear energy projects could be delivered safely to challenge the growing carbon emissions. The clean electricity developed at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant will assist in decarbonizing some of the energy-intense sectors.