UK in no position to lecture Saudis on oil dependence

13 April 2017Ivetta Gerasimchuk and Peter Wooders (Energy experts at the International Institute for Sustainable Development) and Shelagh Whitley (Lead of the climate and energy programme at the Overseas Development Institute) argue that the UK is in no position to lecture Saudi Arabia on oil dependence as the UK itself gives multi-billion tax breaks for its North Sea oil industry. In contrast, Saudi Arabia already took important steps towards phasing out fossil fuel consumer subsidies and follows an ambitious National Transformation Program to “leave the oil behind”. Read the full article on the GSI website.