UAE becomes 1st country in Arab World to produce nuclear energy
- As the Barakah Nuclear Plant's 1st Unit got operational, UAE became the 1st country in the Arab World to produce nuclear energy.
- The new plant is part of the UAE's graph to become less reliant on oil and gas, the current source of the vast majority of its energy.
- UAE is among the world's biggest fossil fuels producers.
- The plant, powered by South Korean technology, hopes to produce 5.6 gigawatts of electricity.