UAE could achieve 10 per cent increase in clean energy mix by 2030, says IRENA

solarenergyUAE-tpsdave-pixabayThe UAE is aiming to achieve a 10 per cent increase in the renewable energy mix by 2030, according to a report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Currently, the UAE’s target is only 0.9 per cent but IRENA officials are hopeful that the country can achieve the 10 per cent target by 2030, which would also lead to energy savings amounting to US$1.9bn annually.

UAE’s permanent representative to IRENA Thani Al Zeyoudi said, “The 10 per cent target was selected as a relatively modest achievable number, though higher penetration of renewables is also possible.” The sum total of national carbon dioxide emissions could total 29 megatonnes per year after 2030, he added.

Al Zeyoudi launched the report titled The Renewable Energy Prospects: UAE, which is part of IRENA’s REmap 2030 project that examines the realistic potential of renewable energy shares in the energy mix of 26 nations by 2030.

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