World Energy Day raises awareness of the importance of diversifying energy sources and increasing clean and renewable energy (UAE’s Ahmed bin Saeed)
DUBAI – Today, the United Arab Emirates is leading global clean and renewable energy efforts through its energy strategies and investments. In 2021, the United Arab Emirates announced the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, with investments of over AED 600 billion in clean and renewable energy through 2050. This makes it the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to launch such an initiative.
The UAE consistently supports global efforts to combat climate change by announcing effective solutions that enable low-carbon sectors, as well as leading projects that support the country’s future strategies and aspirations, such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The UAE hosts international institutions specializing in the green economy, such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi and the World Green Economy Organization in Dubai, among other leading organizations .
Dubai is one of the leading cities in the development of the renewable and alternative energy sector in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Zero Carbon Strategy 2050 to supply 100% of the total capacity of Dubai’s power generation from clean energy sources by 2050. World Energy Day is an important occasion to highlight the UAE’s leading role in promoting the energy transition renewable and clean.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Energy Council of Dubai, said: “The United Arab Emirates, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is committed to promoting energy sustainability and diversifying its sources because of its central role in enabling sustainable economic growth.World Energy Day, which was launched from the United Arab Emirates, raises awareness of the importance of diversifying energy sources and increasing the share of clean and renewable energy, in addition to developing national policies and strategies that support sustainable development and contribute to improving the efficiency of energy production and use.This achieves a balance between development and environmental protection to combat against climate change and protect the right of future generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment.”
Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said: “The UAE has developed a set of future plans aimed at diversifying energy sources and moving towards clean energy sources, especially nuclear energy. The operation of the peaceful Barakah nuclear power plant supports clean energy transition efforts in the United Arab Emirates. This is a big step forward in ensuring energy sustainability, diversification and security for decades to come,”
Al Mazrouei stressed on the occasion of World Energy Day, which coincides with international circumstances that have imposed challenges on the energy sector and its supply chains, that the UAE is following a long-term approach term to plan the future of energy and reduce their emissions.
“Clean energy is a key pillar of sustainability and is at the forefront of the UAE’s priorities and strategic directions, particularly as the UAE leads efforts to adopt the latest innovations that address climate change and mitigate the effects global warming,” added Al Mazrouei. .
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Energy Council and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said: “Energy is a major driver of economic and social development. The United Arab Emirates, under the able leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attaches great importance to energy sustainability and support global efforts to combat climate change. change. This is achieved through effective solutions to support local low-carbon sectors and the implementation of pioneering projects that support the UAE’s future strategies and aspirations. In Dubai, we are working to increase the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix, in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power generation capacity from clean energy. by 2050.”
“Clean energy generation capacity represents around 12.1% of the total energy mix in Dubai and is expected to reach around 14% by the end of this year. These efforts have helped reduce carbon emissions in Dubai by 21 % in 2021, exceeding the target percentage in the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021, which aimed to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021,” Al Tayer added.
Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Energy Council of Dubai, said: “The Supreme Energy Council of Dubai seeks, through World Energy Day, to promote the concept of energy saving. energy and reducing carbon emissions. This achieves carbon neutrality, as part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to supply 100% of Dubai’s total electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources. clean energy by 2050.