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District service cooling provider Empower has announced that its network has saved 891,607 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions in 2013
Company officials have stated that the products use 50 per cent less energy than traditional air cooling systems due to which Empower’s systems can make significant savings on using fossil fuels, leading to a reduction in emission of carbon dioxide.
In addition, Empower’s network has also saved 777MW in power plant capacity, which is equal to 2.64bn kWh of power consumption, said the company.
Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said, “As the members of the energy industry, it is our responsibility to operate and develop in a way that is responsible to the environment. The UAE is already functioning sustainably.”
Shafar added that the launch of the Green Economy Initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to save carbon emissions has been identified as a key activity that industries in the region have to try and achieve.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy-related carbon emissions reached 31.5 gigatons in 2011. The IEA predicts that it is likely that global temperatures will rise by 3.6 to 5.3 degrees with the majority view that carbon emissions are the root cause of worldwide climate change.
Particularly, electricity consumption in buildings is likely to rise by 70 per cent in the next twenty years, added the organisation.