Al-Naimi told the Germans that Saudi Arabia undertakes a prominent role in enhancing the special value of renewable energy 2 Riyadh

Al-Naimi told the Germans that Saudi Arabia undertakes a prominent role in enhancing the special value of renewable energy 2 Riyadh

الخميس 1437/6/8 هـ الموافق 2016/03/17 م واس

Al-Naimi questioned about the reason to get rid of a natural energy source that is considered the most effective and economically best and most available on the surface of the earth. No doubt, the best is to use our brains and direct our investments to reduce the detrimental effect of emissions coming out of the fossil energy to pave the way for ultimately getting rid of it instead of thinking to stop using the fossil energy itself, Al-Naimi said, adding that, this is not just a mere wish from one party or excessive optimism from our party but history is witness of a rich record of conforming the remains and wastes to valuable products. For instance, we have, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, used to burn surplus gases until the gas torches were habitually changing the skies of the Kingdom to bright ones. What happened is that, since the 1980s of last century, we succeeded to extract gas and use it in manufacturing new products and creating job opportunities. Meanwhile, we were able to save as much as 2.8 gegatons of carbon dioxide, he added. Since we were able to achieve this, couldn’t we repeat it with carbon dioxide as we are still in the early third millennium? Definitely, would can. I’m so confident in the ability of modern technology, he stated. Had we continue the investment and cooperation path together, we would be able in the end and no doubt to eliminate the harmful emissions. I’m sure that this vision would create a great chance for the Federal Republic of Germany, the giant of engineering and industry, the minister of petroleum and mineral resources put it.
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