Even Saudi Arabia Seems to Understand the Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels

Saudi Arabia says it will lean heavily on renewable energy and recapturing emissions to cut its carbon output sharply by 2030 while diversifying its oil-dependent economy.

Even Saudi Arabia Seems to Understand the Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels

Saudi Arabia says it will lean heavily on renewable energy and recapturing emissions to cut its carbon output sharply by 2030 while diversifying its oil-dependent economy.

The Saudis say those technologies and other steps, improving energy efficiency and reducing oilfield methane emissions, can help them cut their emissions by 130 million tons a year — slightly over a quarter of their economy’s current emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet-warming greenhouse gases. The kingdom submitted the pledge to the United Nations’ climate agency this week ahead of the upcoming Paris conference on curbing global warming.

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Saudi Arabia says it will lean heavily on renewable energy and recapturing emissions to cut its carbon output sharply by 2030 while diversifying its oil-dependent economy.

The Saudis say those technologies and other steps, improving energy efficiency and reducing oilfield methane emissions, can help them cut their emissions by 130 million tons a year — slightly over a quarter of their economy's current emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet-warming greenhouse gases. The kingdom submitted the pledge to the United Nations' climate agency this week ahead of the upcoming Paris conference on curbing global warming.

Oil-exporting heavyweight Saudi Arabia was the largest fossil-fuel producer that hadn't submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations before this week.

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