ENOC reaffirms commitment to boost Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), the official integrated energy partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, has reaffirmed its commitment to furthering Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050.

The strategy aims to make Dubai a global center of clean energy and a green economy. It consists of five main pillars: infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and environment-friendly energy mix.

The UAE had said earlier that it will invest around $163 billion in clean energy by 2050. The new target aligns the UAE with most of the major economies of the world to avoid the worst effects of global warming.

The clean energy commitment is the most recent from countries ahead of the United Nations-sponsored COP26 climate talks, which will begin later this month in Glasgow, Scotland. UAE is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to take significant steps to meet its climate commitment.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi
Saif Humaid Al Falasi Group CEO – ENOC

”Our recent partnership to enhance energy savings across our operations and the savings we recorded from innovative energy efficiency measures implemented across the Group over the last 8 years are a testament to this. These efforts have resulted in reducing our energy consumption by more than 27 percent since 2013 which is equivalent to 308,000 tons of CO2 reduction.”

The World Energy Day on October 22nd, an initiative endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the World Energy Forum in Dubai in 2012, aims to raise awareness about the importance of natural resource conservation for sustainability, conservation, climate change, carbon emission reduction, and environmental protection. 

Earlier this month, as part of its sustainability roadmap, ENOC extended its partnership with Etihad ESCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), to enhance energy saving across its operations in the UAE.

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