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DP World cuts carbon emissions in UAE using renewable energy

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DUBAI : This year, DP World reduced its carbon footprint in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by almost 50% by utilising renewable energy from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

DEWA has issued over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) to DP World, So far this year. These ensure that the power consumed is produced from renewable sources, with each equating to one megawatt-hour of electricity.

Furthermore, DEWA I-RECs are produced by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. These drive DP World’s operations in the UAE, which include Jebel Ali Port, the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World.

In addition, each of the operations is entirely powered by renewables. This year’s transition puts DP World well ahead of the UAE’s national aim of reducing carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.

“We are committed to supporting and progressing the global climate change agenda, by investing in zero carbon technology, implementing responsible business practices, and working with the right partners to achieve this,” stated Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer.

Also, DP World has decreased its carbon footprint by electrifying its major terminals in Rotterdam and Jebel Ali, as well as pioneering the use of biodiesel in its Southampton port in the United Kingdom, which just had its greenest-ever year on record.

Maha AlQattan further added, “We regularly take stock of our impact and aim to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of our operations. Renewable energy supply is part of our wider strategy to decarbonise our operations, and I am proud that over 60% of electricity consumed by DP World globally comes from renewable sources.”

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