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Throughout the 2012 World Vitality Discussion board in Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, endorsed the World Vitality Day initiative together with representatives of 54 international locations, along with the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union Fee. By way of the ‘Dubai Declaration – Vitality for All’, all events agreed to look at World Vitality Day on 22 October yearly.
Immediately, the UAE, underneath the sensible management of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, leads international efforts in clear and renewable vitality by means of its methods and investments on this discipline. In 2021, the UAE introduced the UAE Web Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, with investments of greater than AED 600 billion in clear and renewable vitality till 2050. This makes it the primary nation within the Center East and North Africa to launch such an initiative. The UAE persistently helps international efforts to handle local weather change by saying efficient options that allow low-carbon sectors, in addition to main tasks that help the nation’s future methods and aspirations, similar to Masdar Metropolis in Abu Dhabi and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park in Dubai. The UAE hosts specialised worldwide establishments within the inexperienced financial system, such because the Worldwide Renewable Vitality Company (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi and the World Inexperienced Financial system Group in Dubai, amongst different main organisations.
Dubai is among the main cities in growing the renewable and different vitality sector in keeping with the Dubai Clear Vitality Technique 2050 and the Dubai Web Zero Carbon Emissions Technique 2050 to supply 100% of Dubai’s complete energy manufacturing capability from clear vitality sources by 2050. World Vitality Day is a big alternative to focus on the main position of the UAE in selling the transition in the direction of renewable and clear vitality.
“The UAE, underneath the management of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is dedicated to selling vitality sustainability and diversifying its sources due to its pivotal position in enabling sustainable financial progress. The World Vitality Day, which was launched from the UAE, raises consciousness concerning the significance of diversifying vitality sources and growing the share of unpolluted and renewable vitality, along with growing nationwide insurance policies and techniques that help sustainable improvement and contribute to enhancing the effectivity of vitality manufacturing and use. This achieves a steadiness between improvement and environmental safety to fight local weather change and shield the suitable of future generations to stay in a clear, wholesome and secure surroundings, “mentioned HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Vitality.
“The UAE has developed a set of future plans geared toward diversifying vitality sources and shifting in the direction of clear ones, particularly nuclear energy. The operation of the Barakah peaceable nuclear energy plant helps the efforts to shift in the direction of clear vitality within the UAE. It is a large step in the direction of making certain vitality sustainability, diversification and safety for many years to come back,” mentioned HE Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Vitality and Infrastructure.
Al Mazrouei emphasised on the event of World Vitality Day, which coincides with worldwide circumstances which have imposed challenges on the vitality sector and its provide chains, that the UAE is following a long-term method to plan for the way forward for vitality and cut back its emissions.
“Clear vitality is a key pillar for sustainability and stands on the forefront of the UAE’s strategic priorities and instructions, particularly for the reason that UAE leads the efforts to undertake the newest improvements that handle local weather change, and mitigate the results of worldwide warming,” added Al Mazrouei.
“Vitality is a serious driver of financial and social improvement. The UAE, underneath the sensible management of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attaches nice significance to vitality sustainability and supporting international efforts to fight local weather change. That is achieved by means of efficient options to help low-carbon native sectors and the implementation of pioneering tasks that help the UAE’s methods and future aspirations. In Dubai, we’re working to extend the share of renewable and clear vitality in Dubai’s vitality combine in keeping with the Dubai Clear Vitality Technique 2050 and the Dubai Web Zero Carbon Emissions Technique 2050 to supply 100% of Dubai’s complete energy manufacturing capability from clear vitality sources by 2050,” mentioned HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Vitality and MD&CEO of Dubai Electrical energy and Water Authority (DEWA),
“The important thing clear vitality tasks applied by DEWA embody the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park, the biggest single-site photo voltaic park on the planet, utilizing the Impartial Energy Producer mannequin, with a manufacturing capability of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030; and the pumped-storage hydroelectric energy plant utilizing clear vitality in Hatta, which is the primary undertaking of its form within the Arabian Gulf area; the Inexperienced Hydrogen undertaking, which DEWA applied on the Photo voltaic Park in Dubai and is the primary pilot undertaking of its form within the Center East and North Africa. The clear vitality manufacturing capability is about 12.1% of the full vitality combine in Dubai and is anticipated to achieve about 14% by the top of this 12 months. These efforts have contributed to lowering carbon emissions in Dubai by 21% in 2021, exceeding the goal proportion within the Dubai Carbon Abatement Technique 2021, which aimed to cut back 16% of carbon emissions by 2021,” added Al Tayer.
“The Dubai Supreme Council of Vitality seeks, by means of World Vitality Day, to advertise the idea of saving vitality and lowering carbon emissions. This achieves carbon neutrality, as a part of the Dubai Clear Vitality Technique 2050 and the Dubai Web Zero Carbon Emissions Technique 2050 to supply 100% of Dubai’s complete energy manufacturing capability from clear vitality sources by 2050,” mentioned HE Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary Common of the Dubai Supreme Council of Vitality.
“World Vitality Day is a key alternative to boost consciousness of the significance of conserving pure assets, advancing renewable and clear vitality use, and supporting a sustainable future for generations to come back. EWEC is a number one contributor to the achievement of the UAE Web Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative by accelerating the vitality transition by means of a rising portfolio of world-leading renewable, clear vitality, and low-carbon intensive reverse osmosis water desalination tasks which can be considerably decarbonising each vitality and water sectors. We’re proud to be contributing to the UAE’s place as a clear vitality chief and, by means of collaboration with our companions throughout the emirates, we’re collectively enabling the UAE to realize its strategic ambitions, growing the share of sustainable vitality within the nation’s complete vitality combine, and additional advancing the nation’s local weather and sustainability credentials,” mentioned HE Othman Al Ali, CEO of Emirates Electrical energy and Water Firm (EWEC).
HE Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, Director Common of Etihad Water and Electrical energy, confused that the UAE, underneath the sensible management of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the governmental orientations expressed by the imaginative and prescient of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has assumed a number one place on the worldwide map within the areas of unpolluted and sustainable vitality, in addition to in efforts to guard future generations from the hazards of useful resource depletion, international warming and environmental burden increasement.
HE Mohammad Mohammad Saleh mentioned that EtihadWE performs vital roles in implementing the imaginative and prescient of the management on this discipline, expressed in its efforts in vitality administration strategies in water desalination and the availability of infrastructure that enables the unfold of unpolluted vitality programs such because the Inexperienced Chargers undertaking for automobiles, in addition to its efforts in consolidating a tradition of rationalising consumption, pointing to the significance of integrating nationwide efforts and strengthening partnership with the personal sector to beat the challenges of reaching the specified sustainability on this discipline.