RTA Dubai achieve new records, saving 45 million gallons of water, 30 million litres of fuel

Reducing its carbon footprint by 102 tons of carbon dioxide

RTA Dubai achieve new records, saving 45 million gallons of water, 30 million litres of fuel

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed record-breaking results thanks to its green initiatives in 2019, not only saving in water, fuel and electricity, but also reducing its carbon footprint.

As part of its Green Economy strategy, the results showcase that RTA has saved an outstanding 45 million gallons of water, 30 million litres of fuel and 39 million kilowatt-hours.

The record surpassed targets set in 2019, and was due to the launch of several projects including the use of solar power, using electric buses, deploying hydrogen fuel/electricity-powered taxis, fitting power-saving streetlights, expanding the scope of online services and recycling used carwash water.

“RTA endorsed power-saving standards at par with the best in the world through launching 46 projects and initiatives resulting in record savings,” said Director of Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning at RTA Nada Jasim.

These savings greatly contributed to the reduction of RTA’s carbon footprint, which made out to be 102 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Jasim added: “RTA’s overall objective is to reduce the environmental footprint and conserve natural resources for upcoming generations. Initiatives undertaken serve the objectives of governments of the UAE and Dubai as well as the sustainable development of the United Nations.”

RTA will be developing more plans for environmental sustainability and green economy, all to counter the impact of global warming and climate change.

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