Abu Dhabi to Get Futuristic Green City

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Written on 2:27 PM by Sarthak K

Abu Dhabi has started to build what it says is the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste car-free city.

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., also known as Masdar, will spend $22 billion developing the carbon- neutral city that will save the equivalent of $2 billion in oil usage over 25 years. The green city will use 75 percent less power than a conventional city, and less than half the amount of desalinated water.

There is also a financial payoff. Masdar fits neatly into Abu Dhabi's efforts to diversify from dwindling oil wealth. Its developers say that it will create 70,000 new jobs and boost the UAE's GDP by 2 per cent.

The project is unquestionably ambitious and forward looking not only in scope but also in the goals it is trying to achieve. Surely, Abu Dhabi has set a precedent and the pace on a regional and international level.

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