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Saudi Rebuffs Request from United States to Increase Oil Production
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Saudi Rebuffs Request from United States to Increase Oil Production

The effects of the Ukraine crisis on Saudi energy policy and practices are maintenance of the same oil production volumes in the near term and diversifying their sales markets in the long term. Saudi Arabia has so far rebuffed U.S. calls to increase production to compensate for the withdrawal of Russian oil for technical and...

Saudi Arabia: Climate Progress Report
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Saudi Arabia: Climate Progress Report

The names of the performance indicators we can use to regularly measure the progress Saudi Arabia is making to reduce its emissions are total CO2 emissions, total primary energy consumption and cost of fuel energy, total petroleum generation, and total renewable energy generation. The amount of total CO2 emissions describes emissions of carbon dioxide produced in...

Climate Justice in Saudi Arabia
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Climate Justice in Saudi Arabia

HIGHLIGHTS Workers that rely on the natural environment for their living are most vulnerable (e.g., farmers and fishermen) Low-income urban dwellers living in areas susceptible to respiratory-related diseases   NARRATIVE There are many groups in Saudi Arabia that are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change as a direct result of the increasing likelihood of extreme...

Saudi Arabia: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Saudi Arabia: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Commercial Production of Blue Hydrogen Launch of Saudi Green Initiative Commitment to Net Zero Emissions by 2060 NARRATIVE Currently, blue hydrogen requires heavy use of carbon capture and sequestration technology and can only be transported in ammonia form. The Saudi giant state oil company Aramco has been investing in blue hydrogen as an energy...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Saudi Arabia
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Saudi Arabia

Priorities A More Ambitious Commitment to Net Zero Emissions by 2050, and a 50% Emissions Reduction by 2030 Increased Use of Carbon Capture to Enable Carbon That Is Captured to Balance Carbon That is Produced Increased use of renewable Energy so That It Constitutes 50% of Saudi Arabia’s Electricity Mix by 2030 Significant Investments in...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Saudi Arabia
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Saudi Arabia

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

International Agencies Are the Best Sources of Emissions Data for Saudi Arabia
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International Agencies Are the Best Sources of Emissions Data for Saudi Arabia

This Report was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudyBest Organizational Source: ARAMCO   Many of the publicly available, official figures for Saudi Arabia carbon emissions come from international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations, and International Energy Agency. However these organizations most likely rely on gathering...

Saudi Arabia Experienced Unusually Heavy Rainfall Events in 2021
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Saudi Arabia Experienced Unusually Heavy Rainfall Events in 2021

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   Saudi Arabia has experienced three heavy rainfall events, with one being particularly deadly during 2021. On February 6 of this year, heavy rains fell on Tabuk Province in northwest Saudi Arabia causing street flooding; several people were trapped...

Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future
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Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudySaudi Arabia’s nuclear energy use Saudi Arabia currently does not rely on nuclear power at all for its energy use. Although it has been planning to implement nuclear energy for a few decades now, it fulfills its energy needs mainly...

Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy
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Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   The biggest challenge for implementing the policy of increased Renewable Energy Capacity Program include continued dependence on fossil fuels energy sources and the small share of renewable energy in the nation’s total energy consumption. The majority of Saudi...

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