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Mission Possible?

Despite naysayers, Masdar City is moving forward. The goal: to be the world's first modern-day carbon-free city.

"In Abu Dhabi, there's an area of nothing but wind-swept desert. But 10 years from now, if all goes according to plan, a city of 6 square kilometers housing 50,000 people will rise in the United Arab Emirates - and it will be carbon neutral.

The project, called Masdar City, will burn no gas or oil, so its contribution to greenhouse gases will be minimal. Masdar is the centerpiece of emirate Abu Dhabi's plans to get into the renewable energy market, a hedge against the day its oil wells run dry."

Thanks to Francisco Garcia

Full Story: Abu Dhabi Aims to Build First Carbon-Neutral City

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