United Arab Emirates

2014 United Arab Emirates Key Figures
Population: 9.67 million
GDP growth rate: 4.57 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 124 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 18.4 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.69%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is very high, at around 7.6 toe in 2014. Per capita electricity consumption is also very high, at approximately 9 800 kWh.

Consumption has more than doubled since 2000 and reached 74 Mtoe in 2014.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe...


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

In 2014 oil production reached 154 Mt (3.5 mbl/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 1 200 000 bbl/d (as of...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

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...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The UAE Government has set a CO₂ emission reduction target of 15% by 2021 to respect one of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021.

The United Arab Emirates have financed a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Egypt (fuel switching in the Kafr El Dawar power plant), which should reduce...

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