UAE: Dubai Energy Articles & Analysis

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Although Dubai’s bright-lights, big-city image is seemingly at odds with an energy-saving agenda, a target of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) is to reduce energy consumption by 30% by 2030. It may seem like an ambitious target but the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) believes it can be achieved if the smart use of electricity and water becomes a...

How will Dubai’s demand side management (DSM) strategy evolve going forward? What opportunities will this bring for private investment?

Spurred by ambitious targets for expansion over the next 15 years and a government committed to a sustainability agenda, the solar energy sector in Dubai offers opportunities for investors and potential savings for consumers. The country’s first solar energy generation plant fed power into the grid for the first time in 2013, and the successful bidder for the second...

Hosting the World Expo in 2020 will give Dubai the opportunity to demonstrate its exponential growth, both in the development of sustainable energy sources and in the introduction of measures to foster smarter, more efficient use of power and water. Key performance indicators for the emirate’s energy goals can be benchmarked in the next few years against three specific...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Dubai 2015

Hydrocarbons continue to meet the large bulk of Dubai’s energy needs, with the UAE sitting on 5.8% of the world’s crude oil reserves. However, the UAE Vision 2021 sets out goals including the reduction of the emirate’s carbon footprint and a desire to play a pioneering role in the development of energy-efficient technologies. The 1200-MW Hassyan clean coal power plant is expected to come on-...

What specific challenges does Dubai face in enhancing the role of technology in carbon reduction goals?