Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy to observe Earth Hour

Fri 23-03-2018 21:46 PM

ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2018 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi’s transformation towards using clean and renewable energy has become a strategy for its government, said Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, on the eve of the world’s celebration of Earth Hour on 24th March.

He added that Abu Dhabi has launched a series of sustainability projects, including the “Noor Abu Dhabi” (The Light of Abu Dhabi), the world’s largest solar energy plant.


Al Marar highlighted the importance of improving the awareness of consumers about the appropriate use of water and electricity, to promote good practices, create positive changes, and support the nation’s efforts to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.

“We are proud to engage in an international event that aims to educate the community about the importance of rationalising the use of energy and avoiding excessive consumption, which is a serious threat to the environment,” he added.

The emirate’s water and electricity sector, the largest after oil, has raised its current commissioned production capacity to 16,000 megawatts per day, to meet the growing demand for water and electricity.

Al Marar stressed that the department launched the Abu Dhabi Tarsheed Programme, as part of the emirate’s strategic objectives to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by 2030.

Earth Hour is a global movement of the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, which started in Sydney in 2007 and has grown to become one the world’s largest grassroots environmental movements that aim to inspire individuals, communities, businesses and organisations in over 180 countries and regions to take tangible action against climate change for over a decade. The movement recognises the role of individuals in creating solutions for the planet’s most serious environmental challenges and harnessing the collective power of its millions of supporters, to create a sustainable future for all.

WAM/Tariq alfaham

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