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Masdar shelves green building plans

Building that generates more power than it uses is revised

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Masdar shelves plans for energy efficient building. (Getty Images)
Masdar shelves plans for energy efficient building. (Getty Images)

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s champion for renewable energy, has shelved plans to build the world’s first building that would create more power than it consumes.
The news comes a year after the company began to scale back the development of its carbon-neutral city following the impact of the financial crisis.

The company is currently looking into an alternative designs, as opposed to the original plans which were to construct a building covered in enough solar panels to cover a football field. It will now be built in phases, Bloomberg has reported, with officials declining to mention whether the new design would still create more power than it uses.
 

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