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Why oil-rich Gulf countries need to invest in renewable energy

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid team display zero carbon, solar powered cooling technology for open-air stadiums to FIFA inspectors during the FIFA Inspection Visit for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Bid at a showcase stadium in Doha September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR - Tags: SPORT SOCCER ENVIRONMENT SCI TECH) - RTR2IC7H

Gulf countries must aggressively diversify their energy mix to meet domestic demand
Image: REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad
15 May 2017

Somewhere in Saudi Arabia, a young engineer recalls his grandfather sharing stories of when the family earned its living by trading in dates, lived without electricity or air conditioning, and travelled on the back of a camel, rather than behind the wheel of a car


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