Minister urges energy transition to reduce consumption cost

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AMMAN Minister of energy and mineral resources, Saleh Kharabsheh, said on Tuesday that there are opportunities for local and international cooperation towards cutting energy consumption across various sectors through implementing programs similar to those of the Renewable Energy Fund.اضافة اعلان

Kharabsheh said at the closing ceremony of the "Water and Energy" project within the EU's multilateral regional program for Cross Border Cooperation for the Mediterranean countries, that the high energy costs on various productive sectors requires action and reduction, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Keeping pace
He stressed the need to keep pace with the global energy transition through benefiting from the experiences of various countries in renewable energy and its storage methods for later use, noting that Jordan's experience is still limited in this field.

The energy minister said his ministry and concerned authorities, in cooperation with the EU, are working to develop the legislative environment for green hydrogen, aiming to arrive at strategic production.

Jamal Rifai, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) vice chairman, urged commercial sector companies and institutions to switch to renewable and sustainable energy to reduce operating costs and adopt renewable energy projects as an alternative to traditional energy sources.

Rifai said that the JCC signed agreements to install a solar cooling system and oversee the implementation of the project with the Royal Scientific Society and the National Center for Energy Research.

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