The global shift toward clean energy will come with a new set of foreign policy risks, power shifts, and economic relationships. For the countries of the Arabian Gulf, home to 31 percent of the world’s oil, the shift presents both challenges and opportunities.
An oil field in the Iraqi city of Basra. (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia wants most of the new renewable energy capacity to come from two solar power technologies, but is also seeking to generate electricity from wind, geothermal and waste-to-energy projects. (Al Arabiya)
A worker welds medal truck parts at a factory in Weifang in China's eastern Shandong province on August 14, 2020. (AFP)
The UAE has emerged as a pioneer in this sector with the Masdar initiative. (AFP)