On Friday 9 March, BEIS announced that the UK and Saudi Arabia had signed a memorandum of understanding on clean energy. The agreement commits both countries to work closely to develop new technologies to reduce carbon emissions. Specifically, the two countries will share technical knowledge and expertise on clean energy, including smart grids, electric vehicles and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage. Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, said: “The global shift to clean growth is one of the most foreseeable and significant global economic trends and will transform many sectors of the economy, including power, transport, construction, energy-intensive industries and agriculture.” Clark added that the memorandum of understanding would help both UK and Saudi Arabia to “make the most of this shift.”