The problem of global climate change is not a single problem in its components, but rather more than one problem at the same time. It is a problem of methane and carbon dioxide emissions, a problem of limiting the production of coal, which is responsible for half of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, and also the world’s desire and ability to adopt clean energy alternatives and reduce the amount of gases burned from conventional petroleum fuels. The harbingers of this problem come to overlap with the political and economic interests of European countries that lead media campaigns for the noble climate agreement in its concept and objectives. Despite the nobility of the goals, addressing the problem of climate change should not be in the European way that the global media marketed, which succeeded in spreading the image of petroleum products such as plastics and rubber, and also frightening the world from oil production, which was and is still the main nerve of human prosperity and facilitation His daily life.On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has been quietly working with nobles for decades to develop infrastructure to raise energy efficiency and multiply its sources, and the Kingdom’s 2030 vision came to lay down the concept of energy mix, which is a concept based on a mixture of traditional energy sources such as oil and gas and unconventional and clean energy sources such as solar energy and wind. And sea water to become the best and wisest solution to address the problem of climate change.
Twenty years ago, Saudi Arabia launched an energy efficiency program in its petroleum business, as Saudi Aramco controlled the emissions of its businesses and reduced them to minimum levels globally, not only in the aspect of production work, but also in aspects of maintaining the infrastructure of pipelines, ships and reservoirs, leading to patents to prevent the burning of carbon gases. The resulting re-capture and use until Saudi Arabia became the least emitting energy country with a carbon density that is the lowest in the world with 10 kilograms of carbon dioxide CO2 per barrel of oil, and with a burning intensity of 5 feet of carbon gas per barrel of oil.
The most feasible way for a world that thirsts for more oil and petroleum products, with an increase of 200% by 2050, is to follow Saudi, not European, solutions, by addressing the oil emissions after its extraction and not keeping it locked in the ground forever.
Oil products and its derivatives have come to leapfrog the quality of human life, health and food to an era that the world has never reached. They are included in the fuel of his vehicle, tires, textiles for his clothes, shoes, food covers, utensils, mobile phone, and home decor.
Saudi Arabia, after convincing the world of a carbon management system, which presented its draft under the name of a circular carbon economy a few days ago while presiding over the G20 summit, is presenting the energy mix as a sustainable solution that aims to reduce carbon emissions through three main ways, namely, reducing dependence on oil alone as a source of sources. Energy, reducing the carbon footprint of oil products, that is, increasing production efficiency and raising the capacity of Saudi infrastructure for clean production, and finally raising dependence on renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water energy.
I have no doubt that Saudi Arabia is moving in a focused and precise pace towards the goal with British competition in the field of green hydrogen, but Saudi Arabia is excel in stages for reasons the most important of which are the determination of leadership, the geographical nature, the financial solvency of investment and construction, Saudi minds and a billion injection of research.
Saudi Arabia presents its plan that it will build the largest industrial complex for the production of green hydrogen in NEOM, which in 2030 will constitute 10-15% of the energy sources, and it is a clean fuel that is emitted in the form of water vapor to the sky. Also, Saudi Arabia is currently the only exporter of blue ammonia and blue hydrogen that the countries of the world will use to produce their electrical energy without the slightest carbon emissions.
With the increase in the need for the presence of traditional fuel products, Saudi Arabia gave the solution to the countries of the world through carbon recycling and capture, and it is currently the first country in the ability to capture carbon with a capacity of up to 2 million metric tons of carbon gases.
From here it becomes clear to the fair reader that Saudi Arabia is cleaning the world through its clean products and through its clean technologies. Energy mix remains the most prudent concept of the balance between human prosperity and the safety of the planet.