Middle East greens while the US turns to brown

While US President Donald Trump has taken steps to boost the use of highly polluting coal in power generation, the Middle East is increasingly moving towards cleaner fuels in its power sector While US President Donald Trump has taken steps to boost the use of highly polluting coal in power generation, the Middle East is increasingly moving towards cleaner fuels in its power sector.
By Peter Stewart 10 April 2017 0 25406
Sur Independent Power Plant (Phoenix Power Oman)

A recently issued Research Note by Interfax Global Gas Analytics suggests that gas – and to a lesser extent renewables – will replace more polluting forms of energy such as oil in the Middle East’s power sector. 

The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – all face rapidly rising electricity demand. The GCC’s electricity demand increased by 5.8% on average between 2010 and 2015, and GGA forecasts it will rise by 3% per year on...

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