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Jordan a ‘leading’ Arab country to harness renewable energy

2. Jordan is atforefront
Secretary-General of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission Mohammad Taani, said that Jordan is a leading Arab country in the energy transition. (Photo: Petra)
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AMMAN — Secretary-general of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC), Mohammad Taani, said that Jordan is a leading Arab country in the energy transition, which is clear in the contribution of renewable energy by more than 20 percent in meeting power needs, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Speaking at a lecture recently held at the Royal Jordanian Command and Staff College on the future of renewable energy and green hydrogen in Arab countries, Taani said that Jordan’s geographical location is an economic catalyst for its future in the energy transition at the Middle East region level, in addition to its electrical interconnection with all Arab countries and ongoing efforts to develop the power infrastructure.

According to an AREC statement issued on Saturday, Taani noted that many Arab countries, including Jordan, have taken "practical" steps to reach carbon neutrality in 2050, expecting that the volume of Arab investments in renewable energy and green hydrogen will reach about $1 trillion by 2040.

Investment in this sector provides green job opportunities for Arab youth, he said, stressing that Jordan has "plenty of trained technical competencies and qualified companies to support the green economy in Jordan and the Arab world."

Taani also stressed the AREC's endeavor to achieve its "noble" mission to serve Arab societies and governments to achieve energy sovereignty and self-sufficiency through energy transformation and sustainable development in Arab countries.

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