Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) revealed on 9 June that its Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 will require a power generation capacity of 42GW of “clean and renewable energy” by 2050. The state utility also said that 75% of Dubai’s total power output will be from “clean” sources by 2050. Doing the maths indicates that Dewa is aiming to have total installed powergen capacity of 56GW by 2050.

However Dewa nowhere in the strategy defines what is meant by “clean” energy. Certainly planned nuclear capacity is included, whilst frequent references to “clean coal” suggest that Greenpeace won’t be signing off on the plans anytime soon. (CONTINUED - 897 WORDS)