Ministry of Environment and Water honours DEWA
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, February 09 - 2013 at 10:29
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The Ministry of Environment and Water honoured the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for its efforts in supporting the 'Green Economy for Sustainable Development,' initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The award also recognizes DEWA's continuous efforts to reduce carbon emissions, promote electricity and water conservation, preserve natural resources, protect the environment, and support sustainable development.
DEWA, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), has achieved competitive results by adopting the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) across its various developmental projects.
"Led by our vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, we consider the environment by adopting green building standards in our developmental and expansion projects. DEWA continually collaborates with local and international organisations to provide frameworks for minimising carbon emissions. We also work on executing strategic projects to minimise the use of conventional energy resources and promote renewable and clean sources to further drive the sustainable development of Dubai," said Al Tayer.
"We aim to reinforce the participation and investments of governmental departments and private organisations in carbon-neutral projects. DEWA leads the way in the region in preserving natural resources and minimising its carbon footprint to create a better future for generations to come," added Al Tayer.
The CDM is based on executing projects for minimising carbon emissions and obtaining carbon-neutral certificates. Afterwards, industrial countries buy the certificates from developing countries that host the projects.
"Our CDM projects are an added value for DEWA. We believe that qualitative and sustainable transformation should involve solving carbon emissions through effective policies and initiatives. DEWA continually plans for the future to face the challenges and issues of climate change. We work on executing CDM and implementing best practices in carbon-neutrality," said Salman.
DEWA has successfully registered four CDM projects reducing up to 750,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (reducing an expected 12,765 tonnes), Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) Distribution Project (23,686 tonnes), Solar Farms Programme (680,000 tonnes), and the Thermal Energy Storage Turbine Inlet Air Chilling project in Jebel Ali (26,800 tonnes).
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