Gas-guzzlers adopt a green agenda to promote ‘energy transition’

Issue 1009 - 05 Feb 2016 | 5 minute read

The region’s more enlightened leaders and corporate players knew radical change was coming to the global energy industry long before the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21)’s Paris Agreement to cut global greenhouse gas emissions was approved by 197 governments in December. Even the world’s leading oil producers have plans to install large amounts of renewable energy (RE) generation. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and other clean energy projects are being promoted across the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, while climate change denial is out of fashion.

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