UAE to revise percentage of clean coal in 2050 energy target

AdobeStock 264873948The UAE is revising the percentage of clean coal in its 2050 energy target, according to an official from the country’s energy and infrastructure ministry

The comments were made during the Green Hydrogen Middle East 2021 virtual conference, S&P Global Platts reported.

"Regarding the clean coal, we are revising the percentage as well with the Dubai government," Nawal Alhanaee, acting director of future energy department at the ministry told the Green Hydrogen Middle East event.

In 2017, the UAE outlined its 2050 energy mix target – under which renewables were to account for 44% of power production, followed by 38% from gas, 12%  from clean coal and 6% from nuclear power.

The GCC’s first coal-fired power plant is under construction in Dubai. In June 2016, utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and China’s Harbin to develop a 2,400MW clean-coal fired plant.

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