Abu Dhabi to build world’s first zero-carbon city

Energy Daily, via Agence France-Presse: Construction work on the world’s first zero-carbon city housing 50,000 people in a car-free environment will begin in the oil-rich Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi next month, the developers said on Monday.

In Masdar City, which will be run entirely on renewable energy including solar power to exploit the desert emirate’s near constant supply of sunshine, people will be able to move around in automated pods. “This is a place that has no carbon footprint and will not hurt the planet in any way,” Khaled Awad, director of the Masdar project’s property development unit of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), told AFP.

“At the same time the city will offer the highest quality of life possible for its residents,” he said on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)….

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