Energy Parliamentary Committee advances Renewable Energy Law 2024

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AMMAN — The Energy and Mineral Resources Parliamentary Committee completed the initial reading of a proposed amendment to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law for 2024.اضافة اعلان

 Chairing the committee’s meeting, Talal Al-Nassour stated that updating and developing Jordan's energy sector and making it a regional hub for energy exchange in all its forms is an important strategic goal for the government, Al-Mamlaka TV reported. 

Nassour, in the presence of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, and several concerned parties, emphasized that this helps provide the necessary energy for economic growth, improve citizens' quality of life, and contribute to environmental protection and carbon emissions reduction.

He explained that this requires updating the systems and laws related to this sector, as this step has become urgent due to the rising energy bill in the Kingdom, stressing the need to develop the energy sector's infrastructure, update the electrical infrastructure, enhance the use of renewable energy, and increase investments in this sector.

For his part, Kharabsheh stated that Jordan is among the leading countries in promoting the use of renewable energy through issuing legislation and regulations for its utilization, indicating that the utilization rate has reached 27 percent.

 He pointed out a significant development in the regulations governing renewable energy, affirming that amendments to the draft law ‘will not apply to previous meters, but only to new ones.’

Kharabsheh reiterated that the ministry does not withdraw the authority of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) but works to strengthen its work.

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