Category: Saudi Arabia News Brief and Action Alert

Recommendations for Improving the Climate Aspects of Saudi Coronavirus Economic Recovery Policies and Programs
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Recommendations for Improving the Climate Aspects of Saudi Coronavirus Economic Recovery Policies and Programs

The Saudi Arabia government announced on March 20th a $32 billion economic stimulus package to help the economy badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic crisis and low oil prices. Most of the stimulus funds will bail out conventional energy systems and assist large businesses ($18.7 billion) as well as small and medium-sized businesses ($13.3 billion)...

The Saudi Arabian Energy Sector Remains Tied to Fossil Fuel
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The Saudi Arabian Energy Sector Remains Tied to Fossil Fuel

Saudi Arabia’s current energy production is close to 26.3 GW, 40% of which comes from oil, 52% from natural gas, and 8% powered from the byproduct of steam from desalination plants. Energy from renewable and nuclear sources currently sits at virtually 0% of energy production, although there are signs that this is changing. In 2016,...

Saudi Arabia Joins with Others to Block Progress at COP 25
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Saudi Arabia Joins with Others to Block Progress at COP 25

The UN Climate Change Conference, COP 25, took place this last December 2019 in Madrid, Spain. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement, Saudi Arabia was present and an active participant in discussions that were aimed at negotiating ambitious plans to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C. Yet again, as in previous conferences, Saudi...

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