Iraq’s first long term energy strategy launched in Baghdad June 12, is national in its dimension and impact and integrated in its coverage of all aspects of energy production and usage. The Integrated National Energy Strategy (INES), made up of a set of national policy objectives for the country and backed by a plan for the required policy (investment) commitments, infrastructure developments and institutional reforms, has been adopted by the Iraqi council of ministers in April. This was followed in May by an order issued by the prime minister to …
The Chairman of the steering committee that formulated Iraq’s first Integrated National Energy Strategy (INES) and head of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission (PMAC), Thamir Al-Ghadhban, explains in an interview in Baghdad with Ruba Husari, editor of Iraq Oil Forum, the formulation, the dynamics and the political risks impacting the strategy.
Q: What is the Integrated National Energy Strategy and how did it come about?
A: When we say a strategy we always think about vision and also ways and means of reaching this vision. We also always associate a …
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