01 Dec '15, 12pm

Dubai to put solar on every roof by 2030

Dubai has made some interesting moves in promoting renewable energy before , but the city has just announced a major new commitment to clean energy—aiming for solar installations on every building's rooftop by 2030 . It's part of an overall goal of sourcing 25% clean energy by 2025, a figure that rises to 75% by 2050. Not bad, compared to the kinds of goals we saw from governments until only recently. The announcement was accompanied by the launch of a $27 billion fund to provide low cost loans for investors in Dubai's clean energy sector. That's a pretty lofty goal. Yet as with many such commitments, it's probably best seen as simply a step in the right direction. With many major cities planning complete decarbonization by 2050 , not to mention gigantic corporations aiming to beat that goal by 2 decades , I suspect we'll soon see countries and cities everywhere ramping up...

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