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Saudi Arabia plots shift to renewable energy

That would mean "creating jobs, creating manufacturing", says energy minister

A 3D drilling simulator at the Saudi Aramco Upstream Professional Development Center in Dharhan. Saudi Arabia is trying to tie its future to another natural resource it has in abundance: sunlight.

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

LIFE in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that employs a majority of working Saudis.


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