Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Speaks at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi

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January 10, 2011
Secretary Clinton In Front of the Solar Research Project in Masdar City

Speaking at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates today, Secretary Clinton said:

"…We believe that the work that is being done here at Masdar has the potential to solve some of the most urgent challenges facing our planet. How do we develop sustainable energy sources that can power our cities without contributing to climate change? How do we create technologies that are scalable and both use less power and are widely affordable? How do we supply water for drinking and farming in places where fresh water sources are decreasing? How do we achieve economic growth without relying so heavily on fossil fuels where they're drilling for them, selling them, buying them, or burning them?

"Now, these challenges are pressing across the world, but they are especially significant here in the Gulf. We know that oil supplies are shrinking, water tables are declining. The old strategies for growth and prosperity will no longer work. For too many people in too many places, the status quo today is unsustainable. And the UAE is leading our work and the path we must take into the future. It is putting into practice what it means to be sustainable and laying the groundwork for economic, environmental, and social progress.

"What I admire about the steps that the UAE has taken is that it's not only this institute, which is very impressive just to be part of and to view, but it's also working while continuing your role as a leading oil producer, investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and moving toward a knowledge-based economy by investing in education, as I saw this morning at Zayed University. UAE is positioning itself to be a center for innovation and entrepreneurship for years to come.

"…This is the first truly international organization to be headquartered in the Middle East, and we have high hopes that it will provide a link between developed and developing countries in sustainable energy production. And we want it to be a truly global organization open to representative offices here in the UAE, to every country willing to abide by its principles and commit to its goals to translate good intentions into concrete results.

"I am very pleased that the United States and the UAE have deepened our partnership on energy in recent months. Masdar and the U.S. Department of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding last year to promote joint research and development of clean energy technologies. Our two countries along with nearly two dozen others held our first ever high-level ministerial meeting on clean energy last June in Washington, and Abu Dhabi will host the second meeting here in April. And in a week, U.S. public and private sector representatives will join people around the world here in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit.

"This work is in the interest of not only global progress, but also our own domestic interests as well, because clean energy will be a driver for good jobs. I know that there are many talented people here in the UAE, and giving scientists and engineers and technicians the opportunity to participate in the clean energy revolution will bring good jobs to UAE, more income, and a greater ability to create and spin off businesses.

"UAE is so well positioned to compete in the 21st century because of your commitment to clean, renewable energy. We are fully committed to supporting your work and we will do everything we can, through our academic institutions like MIT, through our government, like the Department of Energy and the State Department, and through our private sector to bring more jobs and bring more innovative entrepreneurial spirit here to the UAE. There is so much we can do together.

"And I would add that part of the reason for my trip is not only to meet with leaders, as I've had the chance to do, but also to talk with the citizens of this country, as I did earlier at the town hall, but also to highlight the very creative efforts that are being undertaken here in Abu Dhabi. I want my country to know how advanced you are in pursuing clean, renewable energy. I want the world to know that the United States is partnering with you, because we are betting on Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We are betting that this incredible investment represented by Masdar is going to pay off. And when it pays off, it will not only mean a better life for the people of this country and this region. It will have ripple effects throughout the world.

"One of our challenges is how do we raise the standard of living in poor countries. We cannot do it by recreating the past. We have to do it by leapfrogging into the future. And the technologies that you will pioneer here will enable a poor African or Asian or Latin American country to have a better future as well."

You can read the complete transcript here. Additional information about the Secretary's travel to the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar is available here.

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palgye
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South Korea
January 11, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

But do not want to keep, too hard.

palgye
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South Korea
January 11, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Mourn to The Arizona victims.

it`s my best. sorry.......

palgye
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South Korea
January 12, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

January 18, starting at a summit in the United States and China will be covered jujejung I think, a brief summary of the topics on the economy - is too long 2500 letter is an expression of thought impossible.

Wall Street and the Chi-wood (China Hollywood), I think.

Does that make sense premature. By any chance, does crack the understanding, again, if a long story, anyone read?

Nopneyo likely to be the last question ....

Perhaps a little concerned about the economy, there is, the story would come out a lot I think.

And, once the secretary of state to meet in the UN "www.yunakim.com" tears, they were very curious as to why. I wonder if somehow related story happened. For a rough guess, but I guess it's the ....

Before you start something I think will have to make the position clear..

And, above dudaneo Do you understand?

666?

palgye
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South Korea
January 12, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

down Yen, up Yuan.

i think,it`s not
Not a panacea, but it is likely to be little opportunity to think big. Europe's crisis, the United States alone - In Latin America, Brazil - to settle a little difficult to believe. Asia is still the economy - afford to invest money and develop a plan for the possibility of maintaining the growth rate of the neutchueojin think. Oil money there, but all kinds of money to the oil and oil shock? The negative side, but still............

"http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/shellview.htm?articleid=2011011211..."

All countries have weaknesses, I think. If,,,,,,,,,,,,

Patrick W.
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Maryland, USA
January 14, 2011

Patrick W. in Maryland writes:

I like the message that the UAE is send.

They're thinking of a better future for us all. A cleaner and sustainable way of living, that is affordable to everyone. Sounds good to me!:)

I like this part of what Secretary Clinton Said.

"And the UAE is leading our work and the path we must take into the future. It is putting into practice what it means to be sustainable and laying the groundwork for economic, environmental, and social progress".

I like the thought of our people working together to improve the future of many.:)

palgye
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South Korea
January 18, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to,

Mr, Kevin Rudd`s voice. yes, Kevin Rudd`s voice.

from,
Australia

Thank you.

palgye
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South Korea
January 18, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

The problem is not my business, but in fact the president of the former location of the current Iranian would be difficult, to be replaced or the story should help, but now not expected to help the situation, you think that? Politics and religion to rule the country at the same time, in fact, dominate the religious conservatism in the country and the military-oriented, while the two groups, and operates the country, always in the Middle East jitters? Offer I think. Slightest slip in the Middle East countries to a new ideological consensus...

What is the practical dominance of the president is weak, but he is still using the means that he can commit to reforms, and for that unwelcome in any group, is thought to be targeted. Never even met, nor against Iran is not an expert, I just press shown in the image on, he preferred country for democratization and the logic of capital is applied outside the countries oriented to, which conditions are not formed because, self-help countries are trying to find the line I think. Is an entirely personal opinions.

just, two days.

palgye
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South Korea
January 24, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

S and H group and more, I would hate, but in conjunction with these companies for labor and human rights issues in the story's supposed to keep Facebook and Twitter, you hate to think that the next verse. I figure, if publicly revealed seek reasonable compromise, but in the absence of any such thing, they took place and the proper settlement at the time, they thought, to speak with the voice of the workers do not want to think. I think the weakness is all business. In particular, the company has production facilities on the worker's body to talk openly about the risk I hate to think that, in order to continue ignoring it should run moderately successful to wonder why.

that`s not big issue, just little.

i`m search the other clue.

palgye
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South Korea
January 24, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Gonna embarrass myself get off my personality cut talk

Not want to do, personal stories

If after a few hours AFC, South Korea, and Iran's football in Qatar will start the game. However, if won, is Iran. The reason is always teasing me to watch people in Pohang, Pohang happy to see that the political forces boryeoni,'s hard to ... Football wants to win, but the benefits can not be loved, let the people of Pohang. Straightening is not believed to be done, just to complain.

POSCO-always teasing me, times and even life threatening, but now people do not take care of it next. They continued to harass ... So come inside when the midterm elections, I thought she left unprepared to Pohang. If this condition continues, and they would be harassed ... Applying sanctions on foreign factories built, it would not happen again, I can force. Still do not know why, why harass me know? I started it does not even ...

These companies goerophini bigger problem, others freely their own physical, financial and continuously harassing, of everyday life to think hard to keep. There are similar political forces in Korea, but ...

Never gonna give me to help finish the story, while the calculations.

Rather, Pohang people laugh. Head inside the MB, kill others try to loyal to MB, which is hard to find a way. Elsewhere, we need to know to give good mental health. They are someone send, crazy for the money. money.If anyone reading, if painful, but I was miserable as many times.

"""f22 while working as an assembler in a factory making any suggestions on how to make money? Geunmuna carrier? In Korea, some local, some work is being watched even think. I do not want to disturb everybody that kind of power, while during times that they think their story should be, or I think you're easy to them. Something, Ability chinhancheok trying the best that, when it comes down to stop him away .... Ruling and opposition parties, companies also .... It's hard to find a sponsor or mentor. Opinions are equal, some hate the U.S. ....If Iran is the Iranian president would help a little bit I think. Middle Eastern men for love soccer too .."""

palgye
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South Korea
January 26, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

In order to completely eradicate Somali pirates rather than the military operations inside Somalia of military forces or with specific people love them and developed countries will be supported from outside by those who are internally I think we should bring unity. The military action is too drastic a soldier fighting for the safety of the hostages and make it more dangerous for a lot of sacrifice when the feasibility and success of the media is accused of politically difficult to bypass a lot of trouble to think. If, if, if run on the promise of specific factions, which promises as evidence of our commitment to the crew and the ship is being held hostage in their power to deploy military operations to free the - behind us? With showing that - the crew side of the family you have to send the mission is successfully fulfilled. In addition, Former President Bill Clinton was almost perfect the only failure of the policy? Is to completely remove the burden of Somalia and is supposed to be able to get at the same time. If successful, the "active support of the United States" - Secretary of State

You must also have been in the promotion of press think. An opportunity to regain the pride I think. (Black Hawk Down the movie we thought it would be erased from the memory is forever, made films, rather than a fun time to consider the larger issue.)

Somalia is a normal form of the state would say, a coup d'etat of raising national system of fixing the democratic and capitalist countries in the form of converting the reforms constituted should want to talk, UN's aid even delivered correctly, not anarchy continues in the country coup think the word is not applied.

This situation continued in Somalia does define that? Normal stimuli from the outside to make the country a definition does not?

While working to build a just, pathetic being held - to negotiate without any money - how to help the crew was thinking the same thing about the novel.

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