How real is Saudi Arabia’s interest in renewable energy?

The Guardian | Oct 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • It was the largest renewables project ever announced: $200bn (£158bn) worth of solar panels stretching across hundreds of square kilometres of the Saudi Arabian desert.
  • Yet alongside this, over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has increased its oil production by 2m barrels a day.
  • Even the United Arab Emirates, a frontrunner in the region responsible for nearly 70% of all installed renewable capacity in the Arab Gulf in the past four years, has increased its oil production by 800,000 barrels a day over the past decade.