MPs renew call to cancel decision imposing fees on renewable energy systems

2. Lower House
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AMMAN — Lower House Energy and Mineral Resources Committee renewed on Wednesday its call on the government to reverse its decision to impose fees on renewable energy, especially for households that had previously installed a renewable energy system, due to the “unfairness” of this decision.اضافة اعلان

Committee Chairman Firas Al-Ajarmeh said that the committee members discussed a number of issues related to the energy sector, including fees imposed on operators of renewable energy systems, the sector’s regulation, and government measures in the event of a global increase in oil prices as well as the cost of producing kilowatt-hours of electricity in the Kingdom.

Ajarmeh added that the committee will submit a request to the government to discourage it from the decision to impose fees on users of renewable energy systems.

Ajarmeh pointed out that the committee called on the government to address the electricity company not to disconnect electricity from citizens during the holy month of Ramadan because of overdue bills.

For his part, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, indicated that imposing fees on renewable energy users is part of the existing energy restructuring, removing distortions and reducing the number of tranches, pointing out that any money saved will be directed to various economic sectors.

Kharabsheh stressed that the financial situation does not allow continued subsidy to non-Jordanians in the energy sector, noting that the number of subscribers registered on the electricity subsidy platform has so far reached 700,000, out of two million total subscribers.

He confirmed that there are sufficient oil reserves, indicating that all options are under discussion at the time, in the event of a delay in supplying oil to the Kingdom as a result of global events.

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