09 Dec 2023, 20:12

No 'single solution' for energy transition: OPEC chief

DUBAI, Dec 9, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - The head of the OPEC oil cartel said Saturday 
there was no "single solution" to the energy transition as pressure grows to 
agree a phase-out of fossil fuels at the COP28 climate talks.

"There is no single solution or path to achieve a sustainable energy future," 
OPEC secretary general Haitham Al Ghais said during the UN meeting in Dubai.

"We need realistic approaches to tackle emission, ones that enable economic 
growth, help eradicate poverty and increase resilience at the same time."

OPEC attracted criticism Saturday after it emerged that the Kuwaiti secretary 
general wrote to the group's 13 members and 10 allies this week urging them 
to "proactively reject" any language that "targets" fossil fuels instead of 

Negotiators have held marathon sessions aimed at finding a compromise on the 
fate of oil, gas and coal as they aim to achieve the global goal of limiting 
warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.