Saudi Arabia

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30 10 2021 | 09:05

Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

One of world’s biggest oil exporters more than doubles its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, has announced it aims to reach net zero…

27 10 2021 | 14:44

Saudi Arabia commits to internal net zero by 2060

Saudi Arabia has pledged to eliminate planet-warming emissions within its borders by 2060. It marks a seismic shift for the world’s biggest oil exporter, though officials included plenty of caveats…

03 09 2021 | 15:24

Aramco makes first investment into Saudi renewables program

Saudi Aramco is investing, alongside the country’s sovereign wealth fund and Riyadh-based ACWA Power, in the oil exporter’s largest solar project with a capacity of 1.5 GW as the world’s biggest…

21 05 2021 | 10:38

Biden’s plan in U.S. likely to encourage Middle East to be net renewables exporter

ABU DHABI, 20th May, 2021 (WAM) -- The Biden Administration’s ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy in the U.S. will have a wider impact on the energy landscape in the Middle East, especially…

18 05 2021 | 16:30

France’s EDF helping Saudi Arabia achieve renewable energy targets.

Despite pandemic delays, Kingdom’s largest wind farm set to begin operations this year DUBAI: Like many executives around the world, Bruno Bensasson hasn’t been on a plane much in the last year.…

14 05 2021 | 14:40

Middle East oil producers move to maximize oil assets amid grim revenue future

Within the last month, Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco has announced the sale of a minority—but large—stake in its pipeline business, the possibility to sell another 1 percent of its stock, and…

04 05 2021 | 11:37

Saudi Arabia bets the House on a greener planet.

As the House of Saud marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s ground-breaking Vision 2030 project, Oliver Poole in Riyadh examines its impact and why success is needed if the world is…

23 01 2021 | 11:30

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first.

The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to…

10 10 2020 | 09:23

Global business leaders call on the G20 to act now to reinvigorate the global economy.

B20 has submitted its 25 policy recommendations to the G20 Leaders imploring bold, collaborative and decisive action to put growth on a resilient and sustainable path that benefits all. B20 Saudi…

10 10 2020 | 09:19

Steve Bell on Boris Johnson's wind-power pledge — cartoon.

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07 06 2020 | 11:38

How Mena economies can survive the triple crises of Covid-19, oil market volatility and climate change.

Industries that build on the region’s existing competitive advantages can help with boosting employment, diversification, technological sophistication, food security, non-oil exports and…

13 04 2020 | 07:49

Saudi Arabia’s World Is Coming Undone.

Bulls are banking on the kingdom this week, but its future role could be far more disruptive. Saudi Arabia is having a regular week: Facing off against Russia, taking phone calls from the U.S.…

30 11 2019 | 10:12

Iraq plans second 750 MW solar tender.

Raad Al Haris, an energy advisor to the prime minister, announced the idea at the Energy Transition in the Arab World conference held in Berlin this week. Al Haris also revealed the Iraqi government…

17 10 2019 | 10:50

How real is Saudi Arabia's interest in renewable energy?

Ambitious plans have not been matched by progress, but there may finally be signs of change. It was the largest renewables project ever announced: $200bn (£158bn) worth of solar panels stretching…

27 09 2019 | 10:14

Attack on Saudi oil is a reminder America needs sustainable energy dominance.

Over the weekend, attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shock waves through the global energy network. Ten drones disrupted production at two installations that together account for 5 percent…

16 09 2019 | 09:11

Energy 'transition' the buzzword, but a fossil future for the Gulf.

In the vast air-conditioned halls of an Abu Dhabi conference centre, the world's much-vaunted transition to clean energy is the buzzword in sessions of a top industry gathering. But many executives…

19 08 2019 | 09:06

Saipem to develop Saudi Arabia's first offshore wind scheme with UAE firm.

Kingdom has been incorporating more renewables to its grid to free-up crude for export. Italian energy services firm Saipem and the UAE’s Plambeck Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to…

07 08 2019 | 06:20

Saudi Arabia invites bidders for second round of renewable energy programme.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has invited bidders for the second round of its renewable energy programme, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

30 07 2019 | 17:45

Oil Giant Saudi Arabia Set to Build First Wind-Power Plant.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is poised to start generating wind power within three years as part of an effort to harness renewable energy to cut local demand for fossil fuels.

28 06 2019 | 09:08

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science.

There will be no further formal discussions of the IPCC’s findings at the UN after Saudi Arabia fought to undermine the findings of the global scientific community. A major report on 1.5C has been…