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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

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Given how much sunshine Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries get, it should be easy for them to rely more on solar power.

But I expect the Gulf countries will continue to maintain their oil and gas production to feed the global fossil economy. And they will continue to earn billions doing so, so the putative royal families can maintain their lavish lifestyles, and can afford to buy more weapons, which enables the weapons exporting nations ruling castes to maintain their lavish lifestyles. Expect the loop to continue, the global 1% will do whatever it takes to keep the caste system in place and also keep their respective family's wealth.

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I can't help but notice that the target keeps becoming further and further away, it was 2030 10 years ago and then 2040 5 years ago, and now 2060.

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Why do conservatives constantly yell about energy independence and then undermine any attempt to get it?

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But I expect the Gulf countries will continue to maintain their oil and gas production to feed the global fossil economy.

Well, you can’t make plastic and paint with electricity.

And they will continue to earn billions doing so, so the putative royal families can maintain their lavish lifestyles, and can afford to buy more weapons,

If we switch to renewable so called green energy we will stuff all that cash into China’s pocket, that sounds so great.

which enables the weapons exporting nations ruling castes to maintain their lavish lifestyles.

With our open borders the Cartels have that department.

Expect the loop to continue, the global 1% will do whatever it takes to keep the caste system in place and also keep their respective family's wealth.

The rich will always be rich that won’t change so called green energy or not.

Why do conservatives constantly yell about energy independence and then undermine any attempt to get it?

They don’t, they just know and understand we will not rid ourselves from fossil fuels for at least another 60 years realistically or even longer, so while the US works on other fuel alternatives, we will continue to rely and should rely on fossil fuels

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bass4funkToday  08:51 am JST

> If we switch to renewable so called green energy we will stuff all that cash into China’s pocket, that sounds so great.

How do you figure?

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How do you figure?

https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Renewable-Energy/China-Is-The-Biggest-Winner-Of-The-US-Renewables-Boom.html

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*Several energy experts have acknowledged this reality, and have emphasized that the U.S. will only achieve true energy independence by inventing affordable clean energy technologies and ensuring that they are made locally and sold globally.*

https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Renewable-Energy/China-Is-The-Biggest-Winner-Of-The-US-Renewables-Boom.html

This is why the US is dependent on China for renewable energy. We have rare earth metals to use, but republicans and “conservatives” have insisted on slavishly sticking with oil. This causes investment in renewable energy in the US to lag behind China.

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Of course it’s now becoming a competition of rowing back , but without losing too much face. Revival of coal and nuclear plants here and there, hybrid or other mix of cars in the automobile fleet instead of only EV, and here, the postponing of the climate change targets for about a few years or decades. They all know in principle that they are stupidly driving against a wall leading to dead economies and now realize that it surely might be much better not to be the first one to collide with it.

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Well, you can’t make plastic and paint with electricity.

But you can make them with many other more environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials.

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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions :

2060? 40 years from now?

Too bad, by then some global coastal cities will already be flooded with sea water.

May as well not pledging..

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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Well, I pledge that I can fly in 2060. Love it when politicians make empty promises 40 years out.

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venze

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions :

2060? 40 years from now?

Too bad, by then some global coastal cities will already be flooded with sea water.

You mean the same coastal cities where our climate-talking elites are buying beach mansions? Sure...

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Yeah i don't believe saudi will keep their pledge

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Given that Saudi is a massive exporter of oil they are responsible for massive amounts of greenhouse gases. Like Australia and coal.

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This is why the US is dependent on China for renewable energy. We have rare earth metals to use, but republicans and “conservatives” have insisted on slavishly sticking with oil.

Until the US can 100% be free and not depend on any country especially our adversaries oil is the best thing, we have it, we could regain the race and compete with China on every level and surpass them quicker if the liberals and environmentalists would allow us to tap into our own natural resources which we have an abundance of, but they won't so it's back to being dependent again on the Saudis, the energy independence we had the last 4 years was short, but it was great to not rely on an adversary so-called friend.

This causes investment in renewable energy in the US to lag behind China.

Hmmm..wonder why....

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/business/economy/china-biden-solar-panels.html

This just continues to worsen with this admin.

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That's fine but you have to increase Oil production for now. Otherwise, we poor people has to park car at home. OPEC should not be too greedy. The Oil price should maintain at $60/ barrel.

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If we switch to renewable so called green energy we will stuff all that cash into China’s pocket, that sounds so great.

ROFL, the paranoia of the extreme right wing is going through the roof.

Going green will benefit your future generations and theirs too.

Though the irrational right wing might go the way of the Dodo!!!

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Saudis need to commit to being a civilized country which lives in the present age not that of the barbaric early age.

When will they commit to doing that???

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zichi

Given that Saudi is a massive exporter of oil they are responsible for massive amounts of greenhouse gases. Like Australia and coal.

You can only export something for which there are buyers. No matter what you think about the whole carbon/global warming narrative, the fact is there are are about 1300 bb of accessible oil ressources on the planet (maybe double that, if you include fracking), which at current consumption levels will last about 40 years. And after oil, there is coal, which will last langer but is also limited. And those WILL be extracted and burned, no matter how much virtue signalling some Western politicians do. The developing world is, well, developing, and they will not go back to pre-industrial lifestyles.

Likewise, ressource exporters will not stop selling the products their economies depend on.

The only think that could change this course would be the development of reliable, large-scale energy sources. And that means nuclear, not fashionable toys like windmills and solar panels.

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