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UAE requests bids to build another waste-to-energy power plant

The Emirates recently unveiled a power plant in Sharjah that converts garbage into electricity. Some environmental groups believe such facilities are harmful due to their carbon footprint, but burning garbage also reduces landfill waste.
A worker walks past a waste management facility under construction at the Bee'ah company in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah.

The United Arab Emirates wants to build another waste-to-energy power plant. 

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center are asking for proposals to build a waste-to-energy facility near the Al Dhafra landfill in Abu Dhabi. Authorities plan for the facility to handle 900,000 tons of waste per year and power 52,500 households, the official Emirates News Agency reported today. 

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