Dubai claims to have reduced carbon emissions 19%

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has made the astonishing claim the emirate has reduced per capita carbon emissions 19%, although it was not immediately obvious which baseline figures were used for the comparison.

DEWA announced reductions in per capita energy and water use in Dubai from 2015-18 and those figures may be the basis for what the emirate’s Supreme Council on Energy labelled a reduction “compared to the business as usual scenario”.

The DEWA pres release cited the sprawling 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Dubai’s Shams net metering program as contributory factors to the achievement.

This article was separated out from a story about Abu Dhabi on 02/07/19 to avoid implying any link between the two emirates.