Dec 22, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) —
Scholars of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) contributed to the content of a recently published book that discussed renewable energy and economics in the GCC region. Titled The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf, the book was published in cooperation with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Saudi Arabia.
AGUs Head of Innovation and Technology Management Department in the Graduate Studies College Prof. Dr.Ouda Al-Jayousi, and Assistant Professor in the National Resources and Environment Department Dr. Maha Al-Sabbagh, contributed to the book by providing a chapter on the expansion of renewable energy use in the GCC, benefiting from the experiences of the European Union (EU) in the sane field.
The contributed chapter by Prof. Dr. Al-Jayousi and Dr. Al Sabbagh highlighted the policies followed by EU states with relation to the use of renewable energy and evaluated the possibility of applying the same on individuals in the GCC region.
The scholars also emphasised on the importance of granting the public the opportunity to become part of creating policies concerning the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change in the region. They stressed that this would ultimately add to the global efforts dedicated towards achieving goals number seven, 9 and 13 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals, with relation to sustainable energy, innovation and climate change.
A number of researchers from different regional and international research centers contributed to the chapters of the book by casting light on several topics including the forecast of energy supply and demand, assessment of opportunities for solar energy use in the domestic sector, and the potential impacts of renewable energy on the GCC labour market.
AGUs contribution to the book comes as part of its research strategies to join hands with top research centres in the region and generate knowledge, in line with the universitys vision for 2017-2021.