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The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia

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  • Axel Pierru
  • Walid Matar

    (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)

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Almost all of Saudi Arabia’s electric power generation is fueled by oil and gas. Plans for future capacity envisage nuclear and renewables supplementing this mix and freeing up oil for other revenue-generating opportunities. Coal-fired generation has been promoted in some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries but not, so far, in the Kingdom.

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  • Axel Pierru & Walid Matar, 2015. "The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia," Discussion Papers ks-1528-dp022a, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:prc:dpaper:ks-1528-dp022a
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    1. Soummane, Salaheddine & Ghersi, Frédéric & Lefèvre, Julien, 2019. "Macroeconomic pathways of the Saudi economy: The challenge of global mitigation action versus the opportunity of national energy reforms," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 130(C), pages 263-282.
    2. Jorge Blazquez, Lester C Hunt, and Baltasar Manzano, 2017. "Oil Subsidies and Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia: A General Equilibrium Approach," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(KAPSARC S).

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