IRENA Assembly: Saudi Arabia Seeks boom in renewable energy sector

The President of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE), Dr. Khaled bin Saleh Al-Sultan asserted that the Kingdom is working within the framework of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 to build a sustainable renewable energy sector that includes industries, services, localization of technology and qualification of human cadres.

He also assured the necessity of finding a balanced mix of energy in the Kingdom through the introduction of renewable energy sources to achieve growth and prosperity and enhance energy security, including solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and the conversion of waste into energy.

He also pointed out that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the leading and keen countries to follow the needs of arid climatic regions to enable entry of renewable energy.

This came during the participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the tenth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).