The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has granted the operating licence for what will be the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world. The Barakah nuclear plant will consist of four units that will supply 5.6GW of electricity, helping meet up to 25% of the UAE’s power needs. It is also expected to avoid around 20 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year, equivalent to removing 3.2 million cars from the roads. The project is part of the UAE Energy Plan for 2050, which is targeting an energy mix that combined renewables, nuclear and other clean energy sources.
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