Middle East Economic Survey


No 47



UAE Leads Gulf Renewable Energy Drive, But Emissions Challenge Looms

With the historic climate summit in Copenhagen just two weeks away, the Gulf is at a crossroads on the climate change issue. On the one hand some governments, especially Abu Dhabi, have pushed an aggressive energy diversification agenda and invested heavily in the renewable sector. But at the same time per capita energy use and CO2 emissions remain high, with the...