The energy rich nations are in mid-stride of recognizing and sharing the costs of making world changes. They are the ones with the money and the technology that can shape the changes and many have been working toward these goals with experience and expertise already in place. Beyond just a morale responsibility, many realize that taking immediate action will benefit their own interests as well. The United Arab Emirates may be the seventh largest oil producers in the world, but their interest in renewable energy now gives them the ability to be listed with twelve percent of the world’s solar energy capacity. The U.S., on the other hand, is currently being predicted to move forward as the world’s largest oil producer, however, in 2011 America invested $51 billion in renewable energy sources. Even Saudi Arabia, renowned as a global producer of oil has obligated an investment of $109 billion in the development of a 41GW solar system capacity by 2032. Even in a downtrend of global economy, there was $268 billion invested worldwide in renewable energy; making it the fastest growing energy industry sector.
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