MANAMA: Bahrain could soon have an energy agency that would focus on green power working closely with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said the "super agency" would work on energy conservation. "This agency would focus on renewable energy and conservation. It will be also used to tap solar and wind energy."
He was speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to honour Bapco chief executive Faisal Al Mahroos, who has been named Man of the Year 2011 by The Oil and Gas Year.
Dr Mirza told the GDN that a study to set up an energy agency in Bahrain in co-operation with the UNDP had been completed. He said the National Oil and Gas Authority was also working with the Electricity and Water Authority to carry out projects on alternative energy resources.