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Masdar demonstrates leadership in energy sector with Excellence in Power award at S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards 2021

ABU DHABI, 11th December, 2021 (WAM) — Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy companies, has received the coveted ‘Award of Excellence – Power’ at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards 2021, beating companies from across the entire energy sector and demonstrating its leadership in clean energy. The US-based event is one of the most prestigious for the global energy industry.

Running for 23 years, the Global Energy Awards honor organizations and individuals in the energy industry who are dedicated to achieving excellence. Winners are selected by an impartial panel of impartial panel of international energy experts whose background and experience include regulation, policy-making, corporate leadership, trading, and strategic consulting.

Philip Haddad, President and CEO of Masdar Americas LLC, was presented with the award at a gala ceremony, held on Thursday evening on Wall Street, New York, attended by many of the leading figures in the global energy industry.

"We are at a pivotal stage for the energy industry – and indeed for the world. Energy companies face a range of challenges that we must work together to overcome if we are to deliver a more sustainable future," said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar. "Winning this high-profile award is recognition of the dedication and commitment of our employees around the world to develop innovative solutions, the increasing impact that we are having on nations’ clean energy objectives as we expand our reach across the globe, and to the support and vision of the UAE leadership. I look forward to Masdar scaling even greater heights in 2022!"

Masdar’s winning submission for the Award highlighted the company’s 15-year track record of delivering, commercially viable, utility-scale renewable energy projects across the globe – covering almost 40 countries – and a portfolio covering solar, wind, waste-to-energy, mobility, energy storage, energy efficiency, desalination, green hydrogen, and sustainable urban development.

Masdar has more than doubled the capacity of its renewable energy portfolio within the last two years, today investing or committing to invest in projects with a combined value of more than US$20 billion. The capacity of projects in operation or under development is close to 14 GW, and combined they displace almost 19.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

The Award of Excellence – Power is open to all types of power producers, utilities, system operators and regional market entities. Companies were judged on a range of criteria, including challenges faced, financial results, innovation, operational excellence and adaptability, and strategic vision.

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Umm Al Qaiwain Ruler receives Ramadan well-wishers

UMM AL QAIWAIN, 29th March, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, Wednesday received Ramadan well-wishers at his palace in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain.

Sheikh Saud received Ramadan greetings from Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Faisal bin Sultan Al Qasimi, and a number of Sheikhs, Chairmen and Heads of government departments in the country; dignitaries; and businesspersons, who congratulated him on the occasion of the Holy Month and wished him good health and further progress for the UAE and other Muslim and Arab nations.

A number of Sheikhs, heads of departments and top officials attended the reception.

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BREAKING: In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed issues an Emiri decree restructuring Abu Dhabi Executive Council under chairmanship of Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed

ABU DHABI, 29th March, 2023 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Emiri decree restructuring the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

The decree stipulates the appointment of the following as members of the council: Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office /Strategic Affairs Council, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority / Strategic Affairs Council, Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance / Strategic Affairs Council, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development, Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Major General Fares Khalaf Al Mazroui, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Sara Musallam, Chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and Ahmed Tamim Al Kuttab, Chairman of the Department of Government Support.

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Al-Azhar remains the standard-bearer of education, academia, and moderate values: Muslim Council of Elders

ABU DHABI, 29th March, 2023 (WAM) – The Muslim Council of Elders extended its congratulations to His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Council for the anniversary of the founding of Al-Azhar Mosque 1083 years ago.

The Council affirmed that Al-Azhar continues to be the standard-bearer of education, academia, and moderate values in the Islamic World. Likewise, Al-Azhar has throughout its history produced millions of scholars and academics who have gone on to teach religion, Arabic language and values of coexistence around the world.

The Council also praised the role of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb in growing the organisation and helping it retain its rightful international place as a source of moderate religious values while countering extremist rhetoric and correcting misconceptions. This goes with its continued efforts in spreading dialogue, tolerance, coexistence, peace and human fraternity around the world.

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