British PM touts NEOM city as model for ‘greener future’

Posted: November 22, 2020 by oldbrew in Energy, government, ideology, net zero, News
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At an estimated $500 billion it’s an expensive model, but ties in with the equally hyperbolic ‘Saudi Arabia of wind’ rhetoric. But neither bears much resemblance to reality.
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JEDDAH — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has touted Saudi Arabia’s NEOM city as a model for a “greener future,” warning G20 leaders that the world risks failing future generations if states do not take bold steps to reduce carbon emissions, reports the Saudi Gazette.

“And if we were in Saudi Arabia today … what I would have loved to have done was to visit the exciting new city of NEOM, whose origins I was able to inspect a couple of years ago,” he said in a pre-recorded address at Saudi Arabia’s virtual G20 summit on Saturday.

“Built on the sands of fossil fuels but powered by green hydrogen, under an enviable climate, an enviably reliable sun to provide just inexhaustible solar energy, that city, that vision of NEOM represents a greener future for all of us,” the British premier added.

He also referred to his government action to address environmental concerns.

“This week I announced a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution in the United Kingdom — a significant package that will symbiotically tackle climate change and drive our economic recovery,” Johnson said.

Johnson’s remarks also come in the wake of a damning OECD report, released on Friday, which determined that the UK was 20 days slower to react to the pandemic than its European neighbors.

The British prime minister will also use Sunday’s session to call on those leaders yet to make net-zero commitments to make the same pledge.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Dominic Raab urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia’s bid to evict Bedouin tribe from homeland
    10 November 2020

    Dominic Raab is facing calls to boycott the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom’s attempts to drive a Bedouin tribe from their homeland to make way for a futuristic “megacity”.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/10/dominic-raab-urged-boycott-g20-saudi-arabias-bid-evict-bedouin/

  2. ivan says:

    Doesn’t Carrie Symonds realise that unless the UK goes ahead with fracking for gas and more exploration for oil the UK will never be able to afford all the ‘green’ things she wants, no matter how hard she pushes BoJo.

  3. saighdear says:

    @ ivan: why should we frack for gas when we’re going to ban gas? etc etc. These eco-planks need chipped. Whoever put Boris on the Leader Bandwagon needs their heads examined and then fired too
    Our weather today in the inner Moray FIrth aarea is totally UNLIKE the Forecast weather – Bitterly cold and wet. Peat is soaked & wood under cover is soaked from horizontal rain blown in by recent gales and earlier warm very moist airflows….. I need to burn OIL

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    I am at a loss as to why this AGW/Satanic Gases scam keeps going on. All I can figure is that the greater mass of people out there are getting their “news” from the seriously bent LSM instead of trustworthy and verifiable feeds. Anyone got an alternative reason?

  5. oldbrew says:

    Chuck – it seems a lot of people will only pay attention if/when their power goes off without warning for no obvious reason. Maybe a few times, then the penny might drop.

  6. JB says:

    Bore-Us is preaching to the choir

  7. Gamecock says:

    ‘powered by green hydrogen’

    Sourced from green unicorns.

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