Jordan Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Jordan 2016

Though it lacks the petroleum resources of many of its Arab neighbours, Jordan’s limited hydrocarbons have helped its energy industry become one of the most progressive and dynamic in the region. Development of renewable and nuclear energy is set to significantly boost domestic capacity and reduce the kingdom’s fuel bill in the coming years. The emphasis on renewables should help Jordan...

Despite high levels of government debt and the costs associated with hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, Jordan’s economy has continued to demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of ongoing regional instability. A raft of far-reaching reforms introduced in 2016, along with newly brokered international agreements, should help the kingdom continue along its slow but steady growth path in the years ahead. 

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Despite high levels of government debt and the costs associated with hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, Jordan’s economy has continued to demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of ongoing regional instability. A raft of far-reaching reforms introduced in 2016, along with newly brokered international agreements, should help the kingdom continue along its slow but steady growth path in the years ahead. 

 

Though it lacks the petroleum resources of many of its Arab neighbours, Jordan’s hydrocarbons shortfall has led its energy industry to become one of the most progressive and dynamic in the region, with renewables development and nuclear energy set to significantly boost domestic capacity and reduce the kingdom’s fuel bill in the coming years...

 

How would you assess the measures taken by Jordan to increase the use of renewable energy sources?

 

To what extent is the Green Corridor project a priority for the administration?

 

The expansion of Jordan’s renewable energy segment has seen a marked acceleration in recent years, with nearly 1000 MW of solar and wind projects currently being implemented. These developments dovetail with a national strategy aimed at raising the share of renewables in the energy mix to 10% by 2020, equivalent to a generating capacity of...

 

After disruptions to an Egyptian pipeline that had supplied the majority of Jordan’s electricity demand prior to 2011, the Jordanian government is moving to reduce expensive fuel imports and boost domestic generating capacity by building several new power plants. Comprising a diverse energy mix of gas, oil shale and renewable projects, these...