As the world continues to face energy crisis, several countries has been active in finding alternatives at low and efficient cost.
One of these nation is United Arab Emirates, which set to plan in investing $150 billion in clean energy by 2050.
This recent move will save the country $192 billion during that time as it reduces its dependency on subsidized natural gas energy in stages.
The National Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has determined that trading natural gas for clean energy is best both for the environment and the budget.
According to forecast and projection, the switching could translate half of the country’s power needs to renewables by 2050 will generate savings that outweigh the costs of investment.
In fact, as the UAE invests $150 billion into renewable power between now and 2050, it will save $192 billion as it reduces its dependency on subsidized natural gas power.
Based on the announcement made by Minister of Energy Suhail Al-Mazrouei, the UAE’s clean energy plans, expressing the nation’s “bullish” enthusiasm about the project.
Following through with the plan will “save the environment and at the same time save us lots of money,” Al-Mazrouei said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Also the neighboring country of UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier backs a plan in converting its power source.
With the fact that solar power is the cheapest source of new energy, countries in sunny regions are reassessing their power strategies. Most of these nations rely on liquid natural gas — for now.
Arabian official Al-Mazrouei explained that Middle East states need to break free from their dependence on subsidized gas power, which is incredibly inefficient.
“We have so many open-cycle power plants it doesn’t make sense to continue with them — they’ve very low efficiency,” he said. “The reason they are there is because gas is subsidized.”
The middle eastern country has now set a clean power target that is “incredibly ambitious” according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, joining other nations around the world who are working to maximize their green energy use.
Meanwhile, other nations which pledged to switch its energy source are Great Britain, which set a trade as its goal: all coal power for green energy by 2025. Costa Rica runs entirely on green energy, setting an example for the rest of the world.
The world’s second biggest economy China and also one of the biggest greenhouse gas offenders in the world, is also making some of the most impressive strides to correct its behavior; it has decreased its use of fossil fuels as its overall energy use has increased, and is now the world’s biggest producer of solar energy.
The UAE is likely to be a contender when it comes to solar power producers of the future; the Sun is certainly a natural advantage for the country.