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Saudi Crown Prince Warns Of Threat To Global Oil Supply

September 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told the BBC that if a war was to break out between Iran and Saudi Arabia, oil prices could rise up to "unimaginably high numbers." He says this is possible if the world doesn't try to deter Iran, and that more escalation will threaten the world's interests. "Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven't seen in our lifetimes."


Which Countries Use The Most Fossil Fuels?

May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens


Saudi Arabia To Build 6.2 Gigawatts Of Wind Capacity By 2028

April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Saudi Arabia is set to become a regional heavyweight in wind power by the early 2020s, according to new research published this week by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, installing 6.2 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity between 2019 and 2028, 46% of the region's total wind capacity installed during that time.


EDF Renewables & Masdar To Build Saudi Arabia’s First Wind Farm

January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A consortium consisting of French-based renewable energy company EDF Renewables and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has been awarded the contract to build the 400 megawatt (MW) Dumat Al Jandal wind farm, the first wind farm to be built in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East. 


Saudi Energy Minister Throws Shade At Electric Vehicles

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Could electric vehicles disrupt the reign of Big Oil? Apparently not. According to Arab News, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih publicly downplayed, "what he described as the 'hype' of the electric vehicle market." And he emphasized that "miscalculations around the pace of [vehicle] electrification could create 'serious' risks around global energy security."


COP24 Begins To Devolve As Key Countries Block IPCC 1.5 Report

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, is quickly beginning to devolve into chaos after two key aspects of negotiations have incensed participants and observers alike and left any potential unanimity more fragile than when we began. 


Condoleezza Rice Discusses Peace In The Middle East At Stanford Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

One of the speakers was Saudia Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. He began with the official statement (as of that day, November 1st, 2018) about the massacre of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then he and Secretary Condoleezza Rice got down to the business of how Saudi Arabia plans to remain a viable country as demand for oil shrinks. As oil represents 46% of its GDP and 87% of its exports, this is a massive challenge to its (rather imbalanced) economy. Rice asked him a host of touchy questions with the utmost diplomacy, as expected from a former Secretary of State


82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by


Not A Fan Of Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Democratic Policies? Drive Electric!

November 7th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

If there was ever a time to reconsider your gasmobile, it's now. According to Paul Rauber (via Sierra Club), "The grisly apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul by a hit squad linked to Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has led many to try to distance themselves from the autocratic kingdom. That will not be easy for U.S. drivers of fossil fuel vehicles, however, because Saudi Arabia is still a major supplier of oil to the United States."


Tesla Co-Founder Talks The “Startup Grind” In Silicon Valley (Video)

October 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Marc Tarpenning was already a veteran of the Silicon Valley startup scene when he and Martin Eberhard founded Tesla. Their skills in starting companies and securing financing were a big part of the reason that the company was able to get up and running so quickly. Tarpenning is also an articulate and engaging speaker, as I learned when I interviewed him for my history of Tesla. So who better to talk about startups than Tarpenning



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