UAE targets clean projects at 50 percent of energy mix by 2050: Energy minister

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The United Arab Emirates aims to increase clean projects’ share of its energy mix to 50 percent by 2050, state news agency WAM cited energy minister as saying on Sunday.

Suhail al-Mazrouei also said the Gulf state would start revising its energy strategy at the beginning of 2023 to align it with the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

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“The Emirati government is working to keep pace with the increased demand on energy through its reliance on natural gas, clean and renewable energy resources as well as the construction of many new high-efficiency and environment friendly power plants,” al-Mazrouei said.

The minister added that in 2017 the UAE launched its 2050 energy strategy, “that is considered to be the first unified energy plan in the country that balances between production and consumption and between global environmental commitments,” in a manner that ensures an appropriate economic environment that stimulates growth across all sectors.

With Reuters

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