25% of UAE energy from nuclear resources by 2020
Al Mazroui reiterated the need for transparency across the board
Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy has said that 25 per cent of the nation's energy needs will be supplied from nuclear resources by the year 2020, Emirates News Agency reported.
The minister reiterated the need for transparency across the board as the UAE joins the nations using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
"We in the UAE now use a variety of resources to produce electrical power, and we have three objectives as we move to the next phase: firstly, reduce our use of diesel fuel in our power stations by moving to 100 per cent gas use. Secondly, we are expanding our use of alternative energy sources by investing in, and using more, solar power. Thirdly, our progression into the peaceful use of nuclear resources will see approximately 25 per cent of our electricity generated from nuclear power stations by the year 2020, beginning with our Mega-Project, Shams 1, with a 100Mw capacity," Al Mazroui said.