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Monday, 15 May 2017

Fuel for Thought: The man who gave up a lifetime of oil for renewables | The National

Fuel for Thought: The man who gave up a lifetime of oil for renewables | The National:

"These days Saudi Arabia’s former energy minister, Ali Al Naimi, can’t seem to get enough of renewables. Just last week in Doha, Mr Al Naimi was leading the Forum of Energy Elders, an initiative by the Al Attiyah Foundation. The event aspires to foster a platform for these "energy elders" to provide feedback on how to address important issues facing the industry. According to organisers Gulf Intelligence, Mr Al Naimi said that throughout the earth’s life – which scientists believe to be 4.5 billion years – "the planet has run quite effectively on solar power. Our energy quest today is to utilise solar and other renewable forms of energy.""



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