Posted on May 31, 2012

The Seminar and Training Course on “Environmental Pollutant Emissions in the Electricity Sector in Arab Countries” came to an end today.

It was organized, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “Kahramaa” in cooperation with the Secretariat of Arab Electricity Ministerial Council, the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers in Charge of Environmental Affairs, ESCWA, and UNEP at Rotana Oryx Hotel – Doha during the period form 27 – 31 May 2012.

The seminar ended on Monday 28/5/2012 while the three day training course, started on Tuesday, ended on 31/5/2012. The seminar and the training course attracted many of the electricity and environment experts, specialists, and researchers from Arab electricity and environment ministries, and electricity organizations, as well as related Arab and regional organizations, private sector, universities and research centers to present work papers at the seminar and attend the training course.

The seminar discussed sixteen work papers on seminar three issues of electricity power generation sector, transmission and distribution sectors, and promoting policing to reduce pollutant emissions.

The seminar discussions and sessions came up with recommendations to meet the development needs while maintaining green environment in the Arab countries including the development of legislations and laws, incorporating the environmental impact in the feasibility study of electricity projects. The seminar recommended as well the construction of monitoring units to control pollution, holding seminars and workshops on regular basis, and incorporating relevant programs in pre-university curricula to disseminate the culture of environment protection.

The three day training course on “The Main Principals of Calculating Environmental Pollutant Emissions in the Electricity Sector in Arab Countries” started on Tuesday 29/5/2012. Lectures were instructed by Arab experts and consultants. The training course was meant to review the environmental impacts of electricity generation and ways to face and the indispensability of protecting the environment while meeting the increasing demand for electricity.

Lectures took two days as the last day was assigned for filed tours to power generation facilities.