With the world moving towards renewable energy the United Arab Emirates doesn’t want to be behind in this race and has started making goals and visions in order to achieve these goals.
The United Arab Emirates has been making substantial strides in the clean and green energy field. With its first nuclear power plant going online and coming to full operational power the nation has sent a message to the world that it can do whatever it takes to attain complete renewable and clean energy transition. In recent events, its energy goal has been highlighted following the World Energy Congress which spawned many private firms to invest in the nation’s energy sector. On Monday 23rd September the United Arab Emirates announced a 50 percent clean energy target by 2050, more than doubling ongoing moves away from fossil fuel dependence. For the first time, the UAE’s 2020 NDCs (nationally determined contributions) will include a National Climate Change Plan as well as a National Climate Change Adaptation Programme, singling out the role of youth in drafting policy. One of the first steps to meeting the 50 percent target is a commitment to building a two-gigawatt solar project that will outperform the existing one gigawatt Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest single-site solar power plant in the world.
With these ambitious visions of the UAE administration, it will be interesting to see how the nation transitions from its deep fossil rooted energy sector to a clean and renewable energy-based economy.