Weather of Arabia - Many cities in the Emirates continue to implement their strategies aimed at rationalizing electricity consumption as part of the country's plans to reduce emissions from the energy sector and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Emirate of Dubai aims to rehabilitate 30,000 buildings by the end of 2030, by raising their efficiency and reducing their water and electricity consumption rate, according to the data seen by the specialized energy platform.
In this context, the Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chaired the 77th meeting of the Council, which was held via visual communication technology, in the presence of the Council's Vice President, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
The meeting discussed the performance of the Dubai Building Rehabilitation Program during the previous years, which was crystallized through the efforts of the concerned authorities to reduce annual water consumption and rationalize electricity consumption.
The meeting reviewed elements related to air conditioning, lighting, building structure, and the use of solar energy on rooftops, within the framework of the plan to rehabilitate 30,000 buildings by the end of 2030.
The meeting also discussed the latest developments in the rehabilitation of government buildings in Dubai with the aim of improving their performance in terms of rationalizing electricity and water consumption.
The meeting revealed that 8,000 buildings have been rehabilitated since the launch of the program in 2015, of which 7,791 are government buildings.
It is noteworthy that the capacity of clean energy in Dubai is about 14% of the total production capacity of electric energy in the emirate, amid plans to raise its contribution to 25% by 2030.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “During the meeting, we reviewed initiatives and strategies to reach carbon neutrality and lay the foundations for a low-carbon economy, especially the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050 for the Emirate of Dubai, to provide 100% of energy energy production from clean sources by 2050, and Dubai's strategy to reduce carbon emissions 2030.
Clean energy projects in Dubai have contributed to reducing carbon emissions in the emirate by 22% in 2022, which supports the ambitious national plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Al Tayer added: "The development and implementation of electricity rationalization programs and existing projects has had a positive and tangible impact, reflected in the achieved reduction rates of carbon emissions, which highlighted the efforts made by the concerned authorities in the Dubai government to support the sustainable green economy and the UAE's efforts to achieve neutrality." carbon by 2050.
For his part, Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Council, said: "During the meeting, we reviewed the results achieved by the Emirate of Dubai in reducing carbon emissions for the year 2022, which reflects the effectiveness of programs and projects represented in increasing the area of solar energy projects and raising operating efficiency in factories and facilities, in addition to recycling operations." Waste".
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