United Arab Emirates

2015 United Arab Emirates Key Figures
Population: 9.21 million
GDP growth rate: 3.97 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 118 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 24.8 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.66%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is very high (2.5 times higher than the Middle-East average, and double of the OECD average) and strongly increased in 2015 to reach, around 8.2 toe. Per capita electricity consumption is also very high, at approximately 11 000 kWh (1.5 times higher than the OECD average).

Consumption has more than doubled since 2000 and reached 76 Mtoe in ...

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

In 2015 oil production reached 160 Mt (3.5 mb/d); it has been stable since 2011, following a sharp decrease in 2009 (-12%). The country exports around 80% of the production, mainly to Japan.

There are currently five refineries in the UAE, representing a capacity of 1 290 kbl/d (as of March 2017). The largest refineries are located in Abu Dhabi: Ruwais (844 kbl/d) and Jebel Ali ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The UAE targets to cover 44% of its energy consumption with renewables (Energy Plan 2050).

Abu Dhabi has set a goal of generating 7% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 15% by 2030. In 2006 the Abu Dhabi Emirate created an investment fund, Masdar, dedicated to "clean technologies": solar energy, energy efficiency, the capture and storage of CO2, hydrogen production, ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The UAE Government has set a GHG emission reduction target of 15% by 2021 to respect one of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, and a target of 70% by 2050 in the Energy Plan 2050

The UAE have financed a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Egypt (fuel switching in the Kafr El Dawar power plant), which should reduce CO2 emissions there. Masdar should benefit from 45 000 CER/year ...

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