Bahrain aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2060

27 Oct 2021

Bahrain aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2060. Earlier in October 2021, the country updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which includes a number of sectoral measures without setting an economy-wide target. Bahrain retained its previous target of a 6% improvement in energy efficiency by 2025 compared to a business-as-usual scenario. Achieving the NEEAP's 6% energy savings target should cut GHG emissions by 3.4 MtCO2eq. In addition, the country aims for 5% of renewables in peak capacity by 2025 and 10% by 2035, a target set in the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) (2017). This corresponds to a renewable capacity of 255 MW in 2025 (200 MW of solar, 50 MW of wind, and 5 MW of biogas) and 710 MW in 2035 (400 MW of solar, 300 MW of wind, and 10 MW of biogas).

Bahrain's energy intensity of GDP in PPP and in US$ constant of 2015 increased by 9% since 2017 to 0.46 ktoe/US$ in 2019. Gas account for almost 100% of the country's installed capacity with 9.6 GW (end-2020), and around 10 MW of solar capacity is operational.

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