Saudi Arabia: an unlikely ally in the march towards renewable energy

The Guardian

Published 4th June 2015

Molly writes about Saudi Arabia’s apparent conversion to renewables. She points out, this new found enthusiasm has nothing to do with saving the planet from climate change and everything to do with economic dominance.

Key quote from Molly Scott Cato:

“The powerhouse states of the fossil era look set to overtake us on the path to a renewable energy future, while we continue to live under a ‘finance curse’ inflicted on us by a government deeply attached to the finance industry. Saudi Arabia’s motivation may not be protecting the planet from climate change, or indeed improving community control over energy production, but it might just become a useful ally in the transformation towards a new energy era.”