Saudi Arabia Calls for Flexibility in Energy Transition

Saudi energy minister called energy transition a "publicity stunt" and said it needed to be thought through carefully.

Aziz El Yaakoubi, Reuters

The transition away from fossil fuels toward clean energy is complicated and the world needs to be flexible to avoid sacrificing energy security, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Jan. 12.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud also told a mining conference in Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest exporter of crude oil, that the kingdom planned to use its vast uranium resources to develop a nuclear power program.

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