Saudi Arabia committed to energy efficiency and renewables
Saudi Arabia has reiterated its commitment to enhancing energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable development projects.
The Kingdom’s oil minister, Ali al-Nuaimi, told a UN meeting that his country is committed to harness solar and wind energy, and shift from using liquid fuel to gas fuel, in addition to accelerating research in clean energy.
Speaking at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the minister called for the devising and adopting of policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the adverse effects of climate change.
He said Saudi Arabia is ready to support the enforcement of the convention by all member countries, Al Eqtisadiah reports.
He emphasised that climate change is a global problem that requires robust response by all countries in accordance with their national priorities and conditions.
The Kingdom’s local consumption of crude oil is estimated at 681 million barrels or 27 per cent of the nation’s total output in the first eight months of the current year.