March 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
When will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future.
January 4th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse
The Saudi government sold off a small 1.5% share of the largest oil company in the world (Aramco) about a month ago. Aramco has huge reserves and it has proven it can produce that oil at a low cost. This oil doesn't require risky deep sea platforms, fracking, or traveling to the Arctic circle to drill
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."
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
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.
March 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Middle Eastern oil giant Saudi Arabia is set to develop a mammoth 2.6 gigawatt (GW) solar park in the Makkah Region, home to the two holiest mosques in Islam, the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.
March 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Below is an excerpt fromInsane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil by Hamish McKenzie.*
February 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I'd normally save a piece like this for the weekend, but the news this morning was disgusting. In case you missed it, one of Donald Trump's closest friends, head of his under-investigation Inauguration Committee, basically gave Saudi Arabia a pass on murdering and dismembering a Washington Post journalist, US resident Jamal Khashoggi
February 4th, 2019 | by The Beam
"Governments are cheating people and nature on their desire for safe planet and for protecting ecosystem,” says Stephan Singer from Climate Action Network.
January 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to install almost 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity from renewable energy sources by the early 2020s, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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.
January 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
According to information provided by the Renewable Energy Project Development Office of Saudi Arabia to industry news site pv magazine, the country is planning to tender 2,225 megawatts (MW) of solar in 2019 and has upgraded its long-term solar targets to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2023 and 40 GW by
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."
December 16th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After covering Africa in the first chapter of this “Emerging Markets” series, we now analyze the EV market and EV potential in the Middle East. In the next and final chapter, we will cover Latin America
December 12th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
DOE could use its nuclear energy authority to send a message to Saudi government on the Jamal Khashoggi murder -- and it might have done just that
December 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait joined forces to disrupt the COP24 climate conference in Poland this week. The 4 nations opposed accepting the IPCC 6 climate assessment. They prefer to keep poisoning us all with the effluent formed by burning fossil fuels.
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.
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
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
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."
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
October 16th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
As the global uproar grows over the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Saudi Arabia's jewel-in-the-crown clean tech megacity Neom is caught in the crossfire
September 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Has the world turned upside down? Scratch that. It has. We've had plenty of proof so far, but oil-producing Saudi Arabia lending Lucid Motors $1 billion to build its first electric vehicle, the Air, takes the cake! Indeed, times have changed