The boss of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has held talks with Tesla founder Elon Musk on future collaboration in renewables, environmental sustainability and innovation.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and Musk met during the World Government Summit in Dubai.

The DEWA chief highlighted Dubai’s target to produce 7 per cent of its total energy output from clean resources by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030 and three-quarters by 2050.

Musk praised DEWA’s efforts and emphasised his interest in sharing information and exchanging experiences to contribute towards the emirate’s sustainable growth.

During the World Government Summit, Al Tayer also met with Liborio Stellino, the Italian Ambassador to the UAE, and Valentina Setta, Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Dubai, to discuss ways to encourage Italian companies to take part in clean and renewable energy projects in Dubai.

Al Tayer reiterated the importance of cooperation between DEWA and Italian companies in the energy sector, building on the fact that Italy is the second largest European trade partner with the UAE.

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