Renewables account for 20pct of Jordan power output official

[23-06-2022 12:50 PM]

Ammon News - Jordan is a Middle East trailblazer in the switch to clean energy with 20 percent or 3.2 gigawatts of its power output coming from renewables, Secretary-General of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC), Mohammed Ta'ani told the Arab Green Summit (TAGS) recently held in Dubai, the UAE.

According to an AREC statement released Thursday, Ta'ani said at the high-profile event that the Kingdom has the highest transition rates to renewable energy sources and electric vehicles.

He urged Arab nations to develop their own renewable energy industries rather than importing foreign technology and to modernize electrical connections and power transmission by utilizing smart electricity grids.

He indicated that more than USD 1 trillion in investments are projected in Arab nations by 2035, highlighting the need for a strong infrastructure to support large-scale initiatives like Saudi Arabia's NEOM project and electric interconnection with Europe.
He noted that a new power strategy for Arab nations had been approved, relying on green hydrogen, smart cities, electric vehicles, and sustainable energy to ensure a bright future for the next generation.

The summit discussed strategies for laying the groundwork for coordinated climate action to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement's objectives of net zero emissions by 2050.

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