Panel discussion: Energy Subsidies – the case of public attitudes towards energy and water conservation

12:00 - 12:40

Tackling the public resistance to change and the curtailment of subsidies
 Engaging with the concept of conserving energy and water resources in the Middle East
 Why conservation makes financial sense – demand for electricity outstripping supply in the Middle East; population growth; high opportunity costs of having less fossil fuels available for export
Bruce Basaraba, Head Of HSSE, Dana Gas
Abdulla Al Qadi, Executive Director, E&P, Crescent Petroleum
Parmi Kanda, Owner, KPLC

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