UAE: Emirate of Dubai

Dubai is one of seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Its capital, also Dubai, is the largest and most populous city in the state.

Dubai’s renewable energy policy

The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to provide 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020. This target will increase to 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050.

The strategy consists of five main pillars: infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and having an environment-friendly energy mix. The infrastructure pillar includes initiatives such as the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar energy project in the world, with a planned total production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, and a total investment of AED 50 billion.

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