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The potential role of nuclear energy in mitigating CO2 emissions in the United Arab Emirates

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  • AlFarra, Hasan Jamil
  • Abu-Hijleh, Bassam
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    The annual CO2 emissions have more than doubled in the UAE since 1990. Electricity generated by fossil fuels is responsible for almost half of the country's emissions. Keeping with the Kyoto Protocol, the UAE decided to integrate nuclear energy into the electricity scheme to mitigate CO2 emissions as declared by the government (Embassy-of-UAE, 2009; ENEC, 2010b). This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the UAE's proposed nuclear energy strategy in mitigating CO2 emissions from the built environment up to year 2050. The IAEA's simulation model “MESSAGE” is used to estimate the energy demand and CO2 emissions in the UAE up to year 2050.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2012)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 272-285

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:42:y:2012:i:c:p:272-285
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.11.084
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