Geography class: UAE’s Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push

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  • IB DP: Global trends in consumption: An overview of global patterns and trends in the availability and consumption of energy, including the relative and changing importance of hydrocarbons, nuclear power, renewables, new sources of modern energy.

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UAE’s Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push

  • What is Taqa?

  • Outline Noor Abu Dhabi as an example. What key facts do you think would be useful to be able to recall, if discussing it in an exam question?

  • The UAE has one of the highest per capita carbon footprints in the world. Examine how the UAE is working for “a more sustainable future”.

Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com