Gulf Cooperation Council Can Make a Clean Energy Transition: Here’s How

By: Yusuf Bicer

Fossil fuel concerns drive GCC to reduce reliance and promote renewables, supporting global net-zero efforts.

GCC faces challenges transitioning to renewables, relying heavily on fossil fuels for energy consumption and emissions.

GCC invests in solar power. Qatar targets 25% emission cut, 20% non-gas power by 2030. EV stations planned.

GCC explores wind power opportunities, citing Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia as nearby inspiring examples.

GCC explores biomass, waste-to-energy. UAE building world's largest plant. Surplus wastewater generates clean energy.

GCC progresses on renewables, but more work remains. Hydrogen holds potential to bridge the energy gap.

Gray hydrogen from natural gas has CO2 concerns. Blue hydrogen with carbon capture is preferable for lower emissions.

Ammonia a promising option for power, transportation, and cooling. Qatar plans world's largest blue ammonia facility.