Barakah Plant emissions ‘less than previously thought’
- Jan 19, 2022 3:00 pm GMT
The four units of the Barakah Plant Nuclear Energy Plant in
New data made available by the
“The Barakah Plant is a sustainable powerhouse for the
“Since the start of commercial operations in 2021, Unit 1 has been the largest single electricity generator in the
The 22.4 million tons prevented by the Barakah Plant is equivalent to 4.8 million passenger cars driven for one year. This is based on the updated projections and using new data on vehicle emissions. There are approximately 3.5 million cars on the UAE’s road’s today, demonstrating the significant positive impact the Barakah Plant is having on the UAE’s carbon footprint, rapidly decarbonising the UAE’s energy sector.
According to data from the
Nuclear energy in the
When fully operational, the Barakah Plant will produce 5.6 gigawatts of electricity with zero carbon emissions, demonstrating the significant abilities of nuclear energy in producing base load electricity and delivering solutions to climate change today. Over the next 60 years, the Plant will continue to deliver clean electricity 24/7, contributing significantly to the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 initiative.
The Barakah Plant is one of the largest nuclear energy plants in the world, with four APR-1400 units. Construction of the Plant began in 2012 and has progressed steadily ever since. The development of the Barakah Plant as a whole is now more than 96 percent complete. –
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