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How Saudi Arabia Is Planning to Reach Net Zero by 2060

The country will invest heavily in technologies like carbon capture and clean hydrogen, which it will fund through the continued exports of oil and gas

Saudi Aramco's Blue Hydrogen Future
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Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, committed to ending planet-warming emissions by 2060 but made clear the new plan won't work if the country is stopped from continuing to pump millions of barrels a day for decades.

It’s “an aim that enables us to say to the world: We are with you. We share the same concern. We want to evolve,” Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said. The country will take a “holistic and technological” approach in meeting the target, he added.