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UAE 'well on track' to double its renewable energy portfolio in next ten years

In 2020 the UAE will become the first country in the region to deliver safe, commercial and peaceful nuclear power

UAE 'well on track' to double its renewable energy portfolio in next ten years

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company highlighted the role the UAE has taken to produce the energy and resources the modern world needs at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

The UAE has grown its renewable energy portfolio by over 400 percent in the last ten years.

According to Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) group CEO, the country is “well on track to double it again in the next ten”.

Al Jaber was speaking at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, where he highlighted the role the UAE has taken to produce the energy and resources the modern world needs, through investment in advanced energy such as the Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Masdar.

He said: "We have launched renewable energy projects totalling almost 12GW here in the UAE, and across 25 countries around the world.”

In 2020 the UAE will become the first country in the region to deliver safe, commercial and peaceful nuclear power.

"In short, the UAE not only talks the talk, but walks the walk when it comes to delivering sustainable, clean energy," he said. "We do this because it is right, and it makes perfect economic sense."

In terms of ADNOC, Al Jaber said the company plans to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by an additional 25 percent by 2030.

He added that the company’s sustainability programme extended to planting 10 million mangroves in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region, as well as other initiatives.

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