This chapter includes the following articles.
Population increases and a growing economy look set to intensify demand on energy resources in Jordan over the coming years. In response, the government has put in place an energy plan that will focus on maximising the use of domestic resources, particularly oil shale; encouraging energy conservation and awareness; generating electricity from nuclear energy; and promoting the development of renewable energy projects. While driving diversification and the development of domestic energy sources, the plan will also reduce the kingdom’s reliance on energy imports, which stood at 97% of energy needs in 2011, and allow Jordan to stabilise prices and supply streams in times of regional turbulence.
This chapter contains an interview with Mohammad Hamed, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.