Policy Note: Energy for the future: Insights from the case study in Jordan (MENA SELECT Policy Note).

Release date: 2018-11

The goal of this research was to understand the visions and views of different groups of stakeholders on different electricity-generation technologies currently considered in Jordan. A total of nine electricity-generation technologies  were evaluated (concentrated solar power, large-scale PV, wind, large-scale  hydro, oil, oil shale, gas, coal and nuclear). The technologies were evaluated against a set of eleven criteria, which were developed and discussed in consultations with stakeholders.

The research team discussed with different groups of stakeholders, such as policy-makers, representatives of the financing community, NGOs and local communities, young people and academia. Based on the well-recognized methodology of multi-criteria decision-making analysis, the authors Nadejda Komendantova (IIASA), Love Ekenberg (University of Stockholm), Leena Marashdeh (University of Jordan), Ahmed Al Salaymeh (University of Jordan), Mats Danielson (University of Stockholm) and Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer (IIASA) bring views of stakeholders together and identify possible compromise solutions. From the results of their study, they drew three major recommendations for the Jordanian energy policy process: 

\         Create a favourable environment for investment in renewable energy sources.

\         Provide further opportunities for participation in decision-making processes on energy transition.

\         Create conditions for an energy transition that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.