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world-nuclear.org | Nuclear Power in Saudi Arabia, (Updated April 2022) JCPOA climate action
• Saudi Arabia has plans to establish a civil nuclear power industry.
• The country in 2013 projected 17 GWe of nuclear capacity by 2032, but that target was abandoned two years later.
• At present, virtually all of the country's electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels.
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Saudi Arabia's population has grown from 4 million in 1960 to over 34 million in 2020. It consumes over one-quarter of its oil production, and while energy demand is projected to increase substantially, oil production is not.Generating capacity was 83.0 GWe in 2021, up from 25.8 GWe in 2000. Saudi Arabia is unique in the region in having 60 Hz grid frequency, which severely limits the potential for grid interconnections - it has no electricity import or export.The country has had ambitious plans for building nuclear and renewable energy capacity, but in 2019 only 0.1% of total generation came from solar PV, with the rest being produced by oil and gas....
US Congress to TRUMP: How dare you!
by Cat on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 06:22:29 PM EST
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