Energy Strategy for 2050

Name of policy Energy Strategy for 2050
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United Arab Emirates
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      • Coal
      • Gas
      • Nuclear
      • Renewables
    Policy description The strategy aims to diversify the energy matrix and improve energy efficiency.

    It seeks to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050 and reduce carbon footprint of power generation by 70%. It also aims to increase energy efficiency of individuals and companies by 40%.

    The strategy foresees shares of 44% renewable energy, 38% gas, 12% “clean coal” and 6% nuclear in the electricity mix in 2050. It is unclear how “clean coal” is defined exactly, although this probably means coal-fired power with carbon capture and storage or high efficiency low emission (HELE) coal-fired power. (source: Climate Action Tracker, November 2018, https://climateactiontracker.org/countries/uae/current-policy-projections/)

    Policy type
    • Energy efficiency
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2017
    Start date of implementation 2017
    End date of implementation 2050
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references https://climateactiontracker.org/countries/uae/current-policy-projections/

    https://gulfnews.com/business/energy/uae-energy-plan-for-2050-to-achieve-balance-between-energy-production-and-consumption-1.1959893

    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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