KSA Underscores Significance of Embarking on Building Sustainable Renewable Energy Sector

Friday 1440/5/5 - 2019/01/11
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Riyadh, January 11, 2019, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reaffirmed that it is working, in the framework of the Vision 2030 and the National Transition Program 2020, to build a sustainable renewable energy sector, that includes industries, services, technology localization and qualified human resource.
It will be achieved by identifying the main frameworks for building this sector, through a balanced mix of fossil energy and alternative energy, in the Kingdom, to achieve growth and prosperity and enhance energy security through the introduction of alternative energy, within the national energy mix.
Renewable energy targets were set at 9.5 GW as a first stage by 2023, including solar, wind, geothermal and conversion of waste into energy.
This was unfolded, in a speech delivered by Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and the head of the KSA delegation, during the 9th session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), taking place, in Abu Dhabi, nowadays.
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