Although it has huge oil, gas, and oil-shale reserves, Gulf Arab nation Bahrain is pursuing ambitious goals to decarbonise its economy.
It intends to drastically reduce its domestic natural gas consumption and plans to build solar farms to power its homes and industries.
Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bahrain’s energy investment and development arm Nogaholding, said: “We have ambitious plans to add solar as a source of energy into our grid instead of just wasting our gas.”
He added that some of the solar farms will reside in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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