UAE sets world-class clean energy goals for 2030

With a target of 19.8GW of renewable energy, the nation will also aim to be a key producer and supplier of low-carbon hydrogen

The UAE is set to generate a total capacity of 19.8 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy by 2030, Suhail bin Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, told a global audience of energy leaders at the opening of Adipec 2023.

“Having one of the fastest-growing clean energy industries in the world, the UAE is set to generate a total capacity of 19.8 gigawatts of clean energy by 2030. In addition, the UAE seeks to become a leading producer and supplier of low-carbon hydrogen, working towards producing 1.4m metric tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen per annum by 2031 and 15m metric tonnes per annum by 2050,” he explained.

He affirmed that International collaboration is crucial to addressing energy challenges, reported Emirates News Agency (WAM).

Adipec is underway in Abu Dhabi from 2nd – 5th October, under the theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together’.

Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of Adipec 2023 and CEO of Adnoc Offshore stated, “By 2030, the world will be home to an additional half a billion people, demanding more energy every year. At the same time, the global challenge of climate change calls for urgent, game-changing solutions to eliminate emissions. Every government, industry, business and individual has a role to play in decarbonising quicker, and creating the future of energy, faster, while safeguarding energy security and ensuring nobody is left behind.

“Decarbonising, faster, together, is not just the theme of Adipec 2023, it is a rallying call to industry to work together to transform, decarbonise and future-proof our industry. We want to accelerate the innovation and tangible actions needed to enable a lower-carbon and higher-growth future for the world.”

Amin Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramco, commented that: “At Aramco, we believe that energy security and sustainability can co-exist. We remain committed to helping supply the world’s growing energy needs as we also expand our efforts to develop lower-carbon solutions that will provide future generations with cleaner and more sustainable energy.”

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