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UAE expands nuclear power plant, doubles electricity production

The UAE is still reliant on oil and gas, though nuclear energy is rising in the country and across the region.
The Barakah nuclear plant, seen here in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced today the expansion of its nuclear power plant. 

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said that Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is now operational, providing 1,400 megawatts to the UAE’s national grid. This brings the total electricity produced by the nuclear power facility to 2,800 megawatts, the official Emirates News Agency reported

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