The Supreme Council for the Environment encourages and supports the efforts made by a number of state institutions and the private and civil sectors to implement initiatives aimed at conserving energy and rationalizing its use, adopting the green policy, and contributing to reducing the use of materials and equipment that have a negative impact on the environment. The SCE also supports many media campaigns and awareness-raising programs to rationalize energy consumption.
- The Green Policy Committee
The Green Policy Committee was established by the Ministry of Finance. It specializes in setting the regulations and general frameworks at the level of the ministry. It also identifies areas that will be focused on within the framework of optimal utilization of energy, rational use of natural resources and reduction of dependence on traditional means in printing, using alternatives that rely on modern technology.
- Government Initiative Committee
The Government Initiative Committee is affiliated with the Ministry of Finance. It aims to ensure optimal use of natural wealth and the available resources. The Ministry of Finance has chaired this committee within a team work comprising representatives of ministries and other relevant government departments that follow up on the implementation of the Initiative and achieve its goals.
- CFL Project to Rationalize Energy Consumption
The Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) energy-saving project is implemented in housing and public buildings, such as schools, mosques, hospitals, and health centers. The project is implemented by the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) in coordination with the Ministry of Finance.
- Energy-saving LED Project
The LED project is used to save electricity in lighting on roads, main streets and traffic signals in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- Alternative Energy Committee
The government formed the Alternative Energy Committee to encourage the use of alternative energy in the Kingdom. The committee approved the launch of the electric Power Plant - using solar cells and with a total capacity of 5MW.
- Applying Thermal Insulation
In line with the Ministerial Edict issued in 2000 and stipulating the compulsory application of thermal insulation and conservation of electricity in the construction sector, the specifications and standards that building owners are obliged to apply while carrying out any activities related to the construction sector have been determined
- Solar-powered Street Lighting
The Supreme Council for the Environment seeks to encourage the use of clean alternative energies, especially solar and wind energies, and some environmental projects to light some public streets with solar energy have been implemented.
- Developing Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Specifications
The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), represented by the Water and Electricity Conservation Directorate, coordinated with local and regional sides within the GCC system to develop technical specifications for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to reduce energy consumption. This has reflected positively on the reduction of gaseous emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, and the protection of the environment.
- Using Windmills Technology
The Bahrain World Trade Centre was built in the heart of Manama, and was the first building in the Kingdom to use wind turbines that are suspended between the structure, consisting of two identical and opposite towers of 787 feet to generate electric power. These mills generate 1,200 megawatts of electric units that enough to supply 15% of the electrical energy to the towers, i.e an estimated consumption of 300 houses. The building, designed to protect and sustain the environment, and reduce carbon content, won the carbon LEAF award in 2006 within the category "Best Use of Technology within a Large Scheme" and received the Arab Construction World award for the "Sustainable Design Award".