UAE: Dubai targets sustainable development in energy

Faced with rising power consumption and a grid under pressure, Dubai is stepping up its efforts to improve energy efficiency, while boosting the role played by renewable resources in meeting demand.

Long term, a broad range of initiatives, supported by a new regulatory framework announced last year, should help bring energy costs under control, Global Arab Network reports according to OBG.

Energy-saving initiatives

Dubai has teamed up with the Environmental Centre for Arab Towns, a research institute, in a bid to drive down energy usage by 20% over the next three years. Its efforts also include a plan to cut CO2 emissions by 6200 tonnes annually. The move to reduce consumption will bring environmental benefits, while also easing some of the strain on the power grid.»