UAE Encourages Clean Energy, Green Initiatives

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) stated that World Environment Day 2019 presents a chance to request communities, governments, industries and individuals to work jointly to scout renewable energy and green technologies; thus, improving air quality in cities and regions around the globe.

World Environment Day, which is being observed on 5 June, 2019, has been organized this year under the theme Air Pollution. The theme mirrors a global consent to underscore the dangers of the issue that has become a global disaster with negative effects on everyone’s health.
Global reports indicate that around 92% of people worldwide don’t breathe fresh air and air pollution is costing the global economy $5 trillion each year in social welfare costs.

Mr Tayer stated that to attain the vision of the wise leadership of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE has taken early measures to preserve natural resources, raise the contribution of clean energy, and enforce green development plans, compatible with their strategies at the federal and local levels, which include UAE Centennial 2071 and UAE Vision 2021.

Dubai has been a front runner in the execution of programmes and drives that accord to lessen the carbon footprint, setting in motion the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. Based on the independent power producer model, it is having a projected capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030.