The Ministry of Energy of Abu Dhabi announced nine new projects that will contribute to the realization of the Strategic Initiative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for zero gas emissions by 2050, the media office of that emirate announced today.

The planned projects, along with existing ones, are expected to reduce CO2 emissions in the electricity generation sector in Abu Dhabi by at least 50% over 10 years, the statement said.

Awaidu Al Marar, President of the Ministry of Energy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, stated in a statement that it is estimated that CO2 emissions from electricity production will be reduced from 40 million tons in 2020 to approximately 20 million tons in 2025 in Abu Dhabi.

This emirate aims to reach a total clean energy production capacity of 8.8 GW by 2025.

The UAE initiative includes existing and planned projects of the energy sector of Abu Dhabi, which include the first nuclear power plant in the UAE Baraka, as well as solar power plants Nur Abu Dhabi and Al Darfa, it is specified in the announcement.

The Gulf country last month announced a plan for net zero emissions by 2050 and envisions investing 600 billion dirhams ($ 163 billion) in renewable energy.

Although a major oil producer, the United Arab Emirates has invested $ 40 billion in clean energy over the past 15 years, the government said. The first reactor of the Baraka nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi started production in August 2020 and is connected to the national energy network.

The UAE’s goal is to produce 14 GW of clean energy by 2030, compared to about 100 MW in 2015, the statement said.

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