United Arab Emirates has been aiming to make its economy a sustainable one and the first step in this direction is that it is taking its unique approach towards clean energy and making essential decisions to achieve this.
UAE has set its vision to power the nation’s energy consumption of 25 percent totally by using clean renewable energy. UAE is set to boot up its nuclear power plant operations in early 2020 which is expected to aid the energy needs of the nation. There also plans for huge solar farms in place which are in the developmental stages with some really optimistic goals of powering the grid. he Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility, the first project from the Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWTE), a joint venture between Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been recognized as the winner of the Clean Energy Initiative of the Year category at the Middle East Energy Awards. The Clean Energy Initiative of the Year award recognizes a strategic approach to lowering a company’s carbon footprint through the use of alternative energy. The inclusion of the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility is a recognition of the work that the EWTE is doing in this field; specifically, its work in building the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant. Upon completion in 2021, the 30 MW facility will process more than 37.5 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per hour to generate electricity sustainably; and divert more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste away from landfills every year. It will also displace almost 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and save 45 million m3 of natural gas per year.
With these projects UAE is set to make its name in the global energy market.