KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna

KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) has taken part in a global forum on the use of nuclear technology in industry, agriculture and medicine. (SPA)
Updated 04 December 2018

KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna

KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna

RIYADH: King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) has taken part in a global forum on the use of nuclear technology in industry, agriculture and medicine.
The Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Participants highlighted the role of peaceful nuclear energy in driving economic growth, supporting sustainable development and meeting global energy needs.
Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, KACARE president, said that the experience of specialists from the world’s leading countries in the nuclear energy sector offered immense benefits in the development of the Kingdom’s atomic energy program.
KACARE was established by the late King Abdullah in 2010 to build a sustainable future for the Kingdom through an alternative energy strategy supported by local industries.
With Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing population placing increasing pressure on the country’s non-renewable hydrocarbon resources, the Kingdom is looking to alternative and sustainable sources of energy for power and production of desalinated water in a bid to reduce consumption of fossil fuel reserves.
A balanced mix of alternative and conventional energy is also considered strategically important to Saudi Arabia’s long-term prosperity, energy security and leading position in the global energy market.