I have often wondered why middle eastern countries, rich in sun, have not made a big push into solar to help their transition from oil to a more stable energy economy. Well, the Saudi government seems to have figured out that the best time to invest in a new technology is when you have money coming in from the old…
Although they have a long way to go, the kingdom appears to be making some progress by committing $7 billion dollars this year to solar and committing to provide 10% of its power with renewables by 2023…Now, that doesn’t sound like much, but given that they started at 0% just a few years ago, that is quite a jump.
Unfortunately, in this country we are governed by fossils who don’t get it yet.
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From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables
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