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UAE launches first wind power plant ahead of COP28

The project is equivalent to removing over 26,000 cars from the road annually.

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UAE opens 104 MW wind project

The United Arab Emirates has launched a wind project before hosting the COP28 summit next month. The project run by Masdar, a renewable energy firm, is aiming at empowering 23,000 homes and reducing carbon emissions by 120,000 tons.

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Reuters

The 103.5-megawatt (MW) project

The renewable energy project, which is first of its kind in the kingdom, is set to boost the renewable potential before it hosts the COP28 summit. The project includes constructions at four different sites and the inauguration was attended by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Project equals 26,000 cars

The project is expected to displace 120,000 tonnes of CO2, which is equivalent to removing over 26,000 cars from the road annually. The kingdom wants to set a precedent for other oil producing nations so that the future generations have a cleaner and safer environment. 

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