An expanding renewable energy program is expected to meet Saudi Arabia’s domestic requirements and even allow it to export electricity, Arab News reported, citing the Kingdom’s energy minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman.
“We are moving ahead with our civil nuclear program,” the minister said in his opening speech at the Misk Global Forum 2019.
“We have a noble program to create a new way of using oil and gas that is different from the conventional ways,” he added.
Prince Abdul Aziz also noted that the Kingdom’s renewable energy program “will get us into manufacturing and exporting electricity.”
He told the forum that renewable energy will create jobs for thousands of Saudis and non-Saudis, as jobs for both are equally valuable.
“Non-Saudis are important. I was educated by non-Saudis. We should recognize that and not let our nationalism defeat us, and not be ungrateful to them,” the energy minister stated.