United Arab Emitrates is one the most prominent names in the Middle eastern part of the world and has been developing itself at an alarming and impressable rate. The growth of the nation has increased by manifold in the past two decades with the nation shifting its focus from the petroleum based economy to a tourism based one.
Nestle Middle East has opened a private solar plant in Dubai which is claimed by them to be the largest of its kind. The opening ceremony was attended by officials which included Dubai electricity and water authority CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer. The solar plant will be able to offset around six million kilograms of carbon dioxide emission every year with the help of about 28,000 photovoltaic panels. The solar plant was undertaken under the initiative ‘shams’ by DEWA which encourages building owners to install and connect solar panels to the local power grid. UAE is hopping around 50% of its energy will come from sustainable sources by 2050 due to the solar plant.
The announcement was made in the same UN’s climate action summit where activist Greta Thunberg’s inspiring speech called on the world leaders to not delay in taking action for planet-saving steps. Also the energy sector of the nation has a boost after the nation hosted the 24th World Energy Congress last month in Abu Dhabi. It will be interesting to see how UAE fares in this race of going 100 percent clean and sustainable as the nations are thriving and struggling to achieve this feat.