August 1, 2020

UAE’s nuclear power plant: energy and politics

Dubai (AFP) – The United Arab Emirates’ Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world, successfully started up Saturday in a region grappling with conflicts.Here are some facts about the plant that consists of four nuclear reactors, designed to supplement the energy needs of a country which has substantial oil reserves but is investing heavily in renewables.What is the UAE’s nuclear programme?The $22.4 billion Barakah plant, on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi, is being built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation.When fully operational, the four reactors will ge…


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