Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates and Former Chief Economist and Head of External Relations at the DIFC Authority and Executive Director of Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance and Mudara Institute of Directors Dr. Nasser H. Saidi is the former Chief Economist and... Read More
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The Dubai TV interview discusses the move towards renewable energy, and what it means for the Middle East. What are the incentives, what are the barriers, what is the outlook for renewable energy are some of the discussion points in the interview
The original article, titled “Carbon tax can fund clean energy transition”, was published in Gulf News on 4th January 2017, and can be accessed here. Carbon tax can fund clean energy transition Removing fossil fuel, water, electricity and related subsidies will improve energy efficiency and generate substantial environmental and health benefits Climate change is a deadly threat to our habitat, animals and people. Current annual emissions of greenhouse gases are about 50 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide-equivalent, compared with about 41 billion tonnes in 2005. An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has warned that the world is on a path that could, if left unchecked, deliver a global average... Read More
In this video interview, Dr. Saidi shares with SolarPV.TV his opinion that young people drive MENA’s transition towards clean energy future, today! He also introduces the Clean Energy Business Council’s major achievements to date and their plans in short & long term perspective.
The article titled “Four Pillars of Decarbonisation Strategies“, published in Al Ittihad (in Arabic), tackles the broader topic of effective government and business strategies to implement the Paris Agreement in the region.
Comments on Saudi Arabia’s budget appeared on both Reuters and Arab News. Only the comments are posted below. Reuters: “It is feasible that the combination of expenditure reduction, new taxes, cutting of waste, privatization plans etc. could allow Saudi to eliminate the budget deficit by 2020,” said Nasser Saidi, president of consultancy Nasser Saidi and Associates in Dubai. “However, this would require fiscal adjustment by some 2 or 3 percent (of GDP) per annum, which risks inducing a recession.” Arab News: Economist Nasser Saidi also said cutting subsidies was a positive step. “The low-hanging fruit from a policy-adjustment point of view is subsidies… and that, in my view, is the direction... Read More