GCC Countries Implementing Renewable Energy

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Emerging Renewable Energy Implementation in GCC” report to its offerings.

GCC Countries Implementing Renewable Energy

In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include:

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is shifting focus from its most prized asset, hydrocarbons. Oil and gas, though, still dominates the trade in and out of the GCC Region but it is looking to develop its renewable sources of energy as well. All the GCC countries have started to take the renewable energy way, contrary to their most important possession, non renewable (Hydrocarbons).

The growing economy with growing population has affected a growth in the urbanization in these nations which has resulted in an increase in consumption of oil and gas. The GCC region is one region in the world that requires energy even for drinking water which is produced by desalination of sea water. Growing population means more demand of water requiring more energy. The increasing in house consumption of energy sources has the GCC region worried over the increasing share it has to divert domestically, leaving comparatively lesser for export.

The economy of the GCC region almost entirely depends on the export of oil and gas to the major markets in the world, Asia Pacific and Europe. With an increase in domestic consumption, as is being predicted, the quantity available for export will keep on reducing leading to a decrease in revenue, jolting the whole economy on the countries.

Emerging Renewable Energy Implementation in GCC: Report Highlights:

  • Emergence of Renewable Energy in GCC
  • Renewable Energy Resource Potential Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Development by Country
  • Renewable Energy Capacity Target by Country
  • Renewable Energy Policy Framework
  • Renewable Energy Sector Trends


Press Release, July 02, 2014; Image: flickr