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Old 10-28-2012, 10:30 AM
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Top Oil-Producing Country Intends to Focus '100 Percent' On Renewable Energy

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Saudi Arabia is the world's top producer of oil, extracting approximately 11.6 million barrels every day. The oil takes care of approximately two-thirds of the kingdom's own energy needs and is the lynchpin of the country's lucrative exports.

So how is the oil-rich country planning for its energy needs in the future? By focusing on renewable energy.

Earlier this week, Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, a top spokesperson for Saudi Arabia, said that Saudi Arabia intends to generate 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, such as nuclear, solar, and low-carbon energies.

"Oil is more precious for us underground than as a fuel source," said the prince, whose country holds approximately 20 percent of the world's oil reserves, according to the International Energy Agency. "If we can get to the point where we can replace fossil fuels and use oil to produce other products that are useful, that would be very good for the world."
Top Oil-Producing Country Intends to Focus '100 Percent' On Renewable Energy

What a stupid idea. Drill baby drill.
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The Saudis want to say things they believe other people want to hear.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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Really, it's a very smart plan by the Saudi's to implement for their nations future.

While the U.S stupidly has NO plan.
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I think they can afford to do whatever they want.
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It makes sense to try to create alternate energy sources while continuing to drill for oil. Why don't we try it?
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Really, it's a very smart plan by the Saudi's to implement for their nations future.

While the U.S stupidly has NO plan.
I thought the Obama administration plan was to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at "green energy" companies and watch them go bankrupt.
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Did anyone read this CAREFULLY????

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said that Saudi Arabia intends to generate 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, such as nuclear, solar, and low-carbon energies.
Now there's a definition that'll make the eco-nauts heads spin.....
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The Saudis want to say things they believe other people want to hear.
for what purpose?

do you ever think before you type? or do you just make up whatever you feel like?

don't bother answering. the question was rhetorical.
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Stupid? Absolutely not. If they focus on renewable energy, they'll save more money and have more oil to export. Plus, the oil will run out someday and it makes sense to have alternative forms of energy.
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Really, it's a very smart plan by the Saudi's to implement for their nations future.

While the U.S stupidly has NO plan.
I thought the Obama administration plan was to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at "green energy" companies and watch them go bankrupt.
Yeah, well, stupid them.
That program has been an overwhelming success.
Most of the "green energy" companies that they've supported are going great.
Stupid Obama, can't do anything right!
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It sounds like a sensible plan to me.

It's just another country that is investing in new technology that they will buy from Korea, the UK, Germany or Denmark and countries that really want those jobs.

This could extend Saudi Arabia's exports of oil by another century.
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said that Saudi Arabia intends to generate 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, such as nuclear, solar, and low-carbon energies.
Now there's a definition that'll make the eco-nauts heads spin.....
I do agree that nuclear is not renewable, not by any definition, but it is clean and it will lower their climate change emissions; maybe that is what they mean.

It's only sensible that they do so.
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said that Saudi Arabia intends to generate 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, such as nuclear, solar, and low-carbon energies.
Now there's a definition that'll make the eco-nauts heads spin.....
I do agree that nuclear is not renewable, not by any definition, but it is clean and it will lower their climate change emissions; maybe that is what they mean.

It's only sensible that they do so.
What's sensible is that if they have a couple nuclear plants, they don't NEED any green toys. Not for climate change, not for cost. Only for PR purposes. It's not that big of a country.

The statement really is a commitment to build out nuclear. And the rest of the verbage therein is really fluff to bury the lead of the story...
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Flac -

So you do not think solar energy might be useful in the middle of a desert?
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So you do not think solar energy might be useful in the middle of a desert?
Not as primary source of energy on a grid... If it's there to run specific REMOTE projects OFF GRID and use liquid/natgas fuel to get them the night and sand storms -- it's fine. But it's not in the decision loop for what the PRIMARY power source of the country will be.
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