The Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) recently hosted Mr. Omran Al-Kuwari, co-Founder and CEO of GreenGulf, for a focused contention harangue on renewable energy.
Over 40 students and village members collected to hear what Al-Kuwari had to contend about appetite diversification. Al-Kuwari is well-placed for this subject as his company, GreenGulf, is a purify record and renewable appetite advisory business that focuses on a growth and government of renewable appetite in a Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.
The pretension of Al-Kuwari’s speak was ‘The Paradox of Renewable Energy in Qatar.’ He said, “For me, renewable appetite is some-more about appetite efficiency, renewable energy, and purify technologies all together in one category. In this regard, it’s critical to consider about Qatar in a context of a Gulf region.”
The attendees schooled that Qatar is a really singular nation in a Gulf, and of all a nations, since “it is a usually nation in a universe we can safely contend has adequate gas, adequate power, to supply itself and to have exports for a foreseeable future.” Al-Kuwari combined that Qatar is also in a auspicious position since healthy gas is seen increasingly as an excusable choice for appetite generation.
“Qatar has been means to exercise a [North Field] gas field, to monetize it really favorably, and now Qatar is in a singular position since it has gas it can use for a possess needs though also export. Qatar is a usually nation in a GCC that reserve all a appetite 100 percent from gas,” he explained. “This means it’s blazing cleaner fuel and a oil it is producing can be used for export.”
However, a Gulf segment altogether is a marketplace where appetite direct is rising. Populations are flourishing and attention needs are increasing. Al-Kuwari expects that for countries in a Gulf region, renewable appetite is now apropos an mercantile issue. By investing in renewable energy, such as solar power, a region’s countries can select either to trade or store some-more of their oil or gas.
“Solar appetite is low-hanging fruit in a region,” Al-Kuwari said. “Solar appetite fits with a needs…it’s a good compare for a region, and it’s a good compare for Qatar, and it is easy to implement.” The paradox, Al-Kuwari argued, is because countries in a segment have not taken full advantage of this abounding healthy apparatus now that renewable record costs have come down and appetite direct continues to rise.
During a doubt and answer period, Talal Al Na’ma (Class of 2015) asked about a purpose of society’s mindset toward renewables: “Are we perplexing to do anything as GreenGulf to lift recognition by preparation of students?”
“I feel strongly that we have to start with students,” Al-Kuwari replied. “We wish to teach ideas with technology….For example, we wish to emanate an app that shows how many renewable appetite is spent via a day. We wish projects arriving in a subsequent year to lift awareness.”
The attendees seemed to determine that appetite needs are augmenting opposite a segment and that this direct will impact many a lives of today’s youth. Al-Kuwari believes a poignant change in a mindset of regulating renewable appetite will start with a arriving generation.