Malaysia to Send Plastic Waste Back to UK and Other Foreign Countries

The Malaysian Government has ordered several thousand tonnes of imported plastic waste to be sent back to the countries it came from, including the UK and US. Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Malaysia, along with many other developing countries, have become a dumping ground for rich nations, with much …

Saudi Arabia to Build 2.6GW Solar Plant near Mecca

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal for a 2.6GW solar farm to be built in the Makkah Region. The facility, which will be located near the holy city of Mecca, will supply electricity to Al Faisaliah city and the western parts of the country at times of peak demand, increasing …

Could US Overtake Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Exporter?

The US will start exporting more oil than Russia and could potentially overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s top exporter in the next five years. The forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA) comes after a “spectacular growth” of 2.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) of oil in the US …

We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The authors …

Are Fossil Fuels out of Fashion at the UN Climate Talks?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) prides itself for including both Parties and Non-party stakeholders in their decision making processes. A perspective that is suspicious towards the legitimacy of that approach, however, has appeared during the climate negotiations. What would be its supporters reasoning behind excluding a …

Saudi Arabia to House World’s Largest Solar Project

According to the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil producer in the world. It produces 13 percent of the world’s oil and gets 60 percent of its own electric energy from petroleum. But the desert nation, whose Paris …