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NYT on Masdar 27, September 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Emirates.
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The New York Times has an article on Abu Dhabi’s ‘renewable city in the desert’ – Masdar.

Am I the only one who is cynical/mean-spirited enough to think that this – the NYT article – is essentially the whole point behind Masdar? I.e. the publicity and the kudos?

I say this in light of many factors, too numerous to mention here…so I’ll just go for this:

Energy use per capita

(UAE – Red; UK – Yellow; World – Blue)

and headlines like

Yes, obviously, Masdar could be their attempt to redress the balance but…I mean honestly…do you really think that they care about the environment whatsoever?