Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will support the State of Green Economy Report 2017 for Dubai Carbon as its platinum sponsors.
Since its launch, the Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carbon emissions.
The report also outlines initiatives which encourage innovation and policies which speed up the transition to an economy rooted on environmental sustainability. The UAE strives to be a role model in the transition to a green economy by preserving natural resources.
The report is also a guide to how the UAE can reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector and encouraging the market to adopt alternative energy sources. Moreover, it points out that knowledge leads to change and reformulation of strategies as it offers valuable information to decision makers and specialists in the energy sector.
Empower’s sponsorship of the report is consistent with its vision and its strategy which supports the UAE Vision 2021 and its strategic goals which encompass the protection of the environment and facing the climate change challenge, the company said.
“Being the world’s largest district cooling services provider, we serve a large proportion of society and have a joint responsibility with society to protect the environment for generations to come. Carbon emissions are directly caused by global warming; this makes the report a wakeup call for everyone to be responsible towards the environment and to develop technological devices in the energy sector in order to meet the highest international standards. Our sponsorship of the report is an extension to what we do on a daily basis,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Bin Shafar said Empower’s cooling systems save 50 per cent electricity compared to conventional cooling systems. Moreover, the corporation has succeeded in saving millions of gallons of water and thousands of megawatts of electricity in the past few years, through the use of district cooling.
Empower currently operates more than 1.1 million tonnes of refrigeration (RT), providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments.