Title: Energy management program for the State of Kuwait

Authors: G.P. Maheshwari, A. Al-Mulla, Y. Al-Hadban

Addresses: Building and Energy Technologies Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, P.O. Box 24885 Safat, 13109 Kuwait. ' Building and Energy Technologies Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, P.O. Box 24885 Safat, 13109 Kuwait. ' Building and Energy Technologies Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, P.O. Box 24885 Safat, 13109 Kuwait

Abstract: Oil and natural gas, Kuwait|s only resources of primary energy are also the only revenues from which national income is derived, including foreign exchange. Local energy consumption, excluding feedstock for refineries, estimated to be around 15% is increasing year by year, thus, posing a serious threat to the sustainable growth and financial well being of the country. Energy policy makers in Kuwait recognised this situation well ahead of time and launched a comprehensive energy conservation program to reduce fuel demand and/or supplement sources of energy, such as renewable energy before three decades. This paper highlights the major achievements of this program and presents a series of recommendations for future implementation.

Keywords: energy policy; energy efficiency; energy conservation; energy audit; code of practice; renewable energy; Kuwait; energy management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2009.023213

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2009 Vol.7 No.1, pp.95 - 112

Published online: 14 Feb 2009 *

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