12 Dec '12, 1pm

Jordan Adopts Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs, Shelves Nuclear

This week Jordan's Electricity Regulatory Commission introduced tariffs that will be paid for generation from various renewable technologies. The move was in response to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law (REEL) passed in April that requires the national electric utility to purchase generation from renewable generators. The announcement appears timed for the Second Arab Renewable Energy Congress to be held in Amman 16-18 December. Very few details of the new policy are available in English. What is known is that the policy is a radical reversal of the previous direction in Jordanian energy policy and follows a festering dispute about the role of nuclear power. World attention has focused on Iran's attempts to build nuclear reactors, but has overlooked Jordan's once ambitious plans. As recently as 2009, Jordan entertained the prospect of building as many as five...

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