Jordan to host first MENA-Europe energy dialogue

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An undated image of solar panels in Jordan’s desert published by Shams ma’an Power Generation PSC. (Photo: Shams ma’an).
AMMAN — Jordan will host the first “MENA-Europe Future Energy Dialogue” in early June, the German Federal Ministry and Climate Action announced.اضافة اعلان

The meeting will tackle three significant topics, namely how to expand the adoption of renewable energy sources in the region, the integration of renewable energies and energy efficiency, according to Ellen von Zitzewitz, deputy director for energy and climate cooperation at the ministry.

In a press conference on Sunday, Von Zitzewitz said the Jordan gathering will convene in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jordan.

She said that Jordan was picked “in light of the remarkable progress the country is witnessing in adopting the central renewable energy approach.”

She indicated that the MENA region is characterized by the presence of high-density energy sources, “especially if we look at the greenhouse gas emissions recorded there, which are very high.”

Although some countries, such as Jordan, face challenges in adopting hydrogen energy because of water shortages, Von Zitzewitz stressed that “there are alternative solutions that can be followed, such as desalinating sea water in Aqaba.”

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