Web Exclusive | March 2017
DEWA to implement Carbon Neutral Emissions initiative for Earth Hour 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will implement its Carbon Neutral Emissions initiative again for this year’s Earth Hour celebration, in cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), as part of its commitment to environmental protection and carbon footprint reduction for generations to come, and to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility. “In line with the vision to make Dubai a global hub of clean energy, green economy, and sustainable development, DEWA will implement, for the second consecutive year, its Carbon Neutral Emissions following last year’s successful zero-carbon Earth Hour celebrations,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of DEWA. Earth Hour raises community awareness about tackling the effects of global warming and climate change, as well as preserving the environment and natural resources by switching off unnecessary lights and all other electrical devices for an hour. DEWA’s own Carbon Neutral Emission initiative aims to reduce its carbon emissions during Earth Hour this year to 0 per cent.