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Theme(s): Renewable Energy

Source: UAE

Emirates Water and Electricity Company, known as Ewec, has said clean energy now accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total power it generates, in line with the UAE's drive to become net zero by 2050.
The milestone was achieved on December 20, with solar and nuclear energy stations producing 5.5 gigawatts of the total 8.6 gigawatts generated by the utility.
The development “is a true testament to Ewec’s strategic initiatives that prioritise carbon-free technologies in support of the UAE’s sustainable and economic objectives”, said chief executive Othman Al Ali on Thursday.
The UAE, the Arab world’s second-largest economy and Opec's third-largest oil producer, is prioritising the construction of clean energy plants to cut emissions and hit its net-zero target by 2050.
The Emirates is building the five-gigawatt Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai and the 1.5-gigawatt Al Dhafra station, the world’s largest single-site solar power plant.