The reasons of the UAE's implementation of a nuclear program

  • Khuloud Hasan Ali Mohammed Yousef Al Khawaja

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    This thesis examines the interaction of energy policies and future plans of the UAE in nuclear energy while focusing on examining the reasons the UAE is implementing a nuclear energy program by primarily looking into the environmental, economical and political reasons. The n environmental reasons which were to find a reliable alternative energy source that can adhere to the country's rising energy demand with less consequences on the environment. Whilst the economical reasons as were stated by the government of the United Arab Emirates were to support the development of industrial and modern sectors by creating business and investment opportunities that will stimulates the growth of the economy in accordance with the UAE Centennial 2071governemnt plan. The UAE's political stance were to advance its national interests by forming nuclear alliances and strengthening its international relations. The UAE has transformed to embrace renewable, and particularly, nuclear energy as well as several other initiatives that aimed at preserving the environment, supporting the economic growth and advancing its political position. The UAE has become the regional leader in taking steps to shift its policies regarding the energy sector and environmental conservation as well as gaining economic and political strength through its nuclear program. This research will continue to build on available literature on energy policy and nuclear energy using a qualitative approach methodology.
    Date of AwardJun 2017
    Original languageAmerican English
    SupervisorAthol Yates (Supervisor)


    • Nuclear power
    • nuclear energy
    • United Arab Emirates.

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