Energy and Environment in Saudi Arabia: Concerns & Opportunities

Authors: Taher, Nahed, Al-Hajjar, Bandar

  • Analyzes the key energy and environmental challenges confronting Saudi Arabia
  • Investigates what incentive structures the Saudi government must put in place to attract private sector investments in clean energy technologies in the region
  • Analyzes the opportunity cost of domestic oil consumption in Saudi Arabia, and how might this impact on the Kingdom’s future energy security and government revenue
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About this book

The vast oil resources in Saudi Arabia have for decades encouraged a generous system of oil subsidies, making the Kingdom one of the leading countries in the world with the cheapest domestic price of oil. Such subsidies have, however, encouraged inefficient utilization of oil, which is largely consumed in the power, water and transportation sectors, contributing substantially to CO2 emission in the country. These problems are exacerbated by demographic dynamics, urbanization, changes in income and consumption patterns, and industrialization. On current trends of domestic consumption patterns, Saudi Arabia will consume the whole of the oil it will produce by 2030, which will reflect negatively on the financial capacity of the government to execute its development programs. It is this revenue constraining concern, rather than ecological challenges, that has started to attract policy attention in Saudi Arabia. This book gives a unique perspective on these challenges by looking at them as investment opportunities, not financial constraints on the government budget. It sets out to examine the nature and extent of the energy and environmental challenges facing Saudi Arabia, and to explore various options for turning these challenges into profitable investment opportunities that could create jobs, boost income, develop capability in clean energy technology and promote environmental sustainability.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Environmental Challenges, Regulations and Institutions in Saudi Arabia

    Taher, Nahed (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Environmental Concerns and Policies in Saudi Arabia

    Taher, Nahed (et al.)

    Pages 27-51

  • Environmental Investments

    Taher, Nahed (et al.)

    Pages 53-93

  • Incentive Structures

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    Pages 95-115

  • Environmental Business Channels

    Taher, Nahed (et al.)

    Pages 117-160

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35199-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy and Environment in Saudi Arabia: Concerns & Opportunities
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02982-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02982-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02981-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35199-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations
Topics