Keywords: energy policy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, energy audit, code of practice, renewable energy, Kuwait, energy management
Energy management program for the State of Kuwait
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.