Resolving Jordan’s stalled advance toward clean, affordable energy
Jan 03 2022
Jordan can do more; a lot more to move closer to generating cleaner, more sustainable and affordable renewable energy. The times have never been more suitable for continuing the push away from old polluting and costly conventional power sources, experts say.
Since 2010 the cost of renewable power generation per kilowatt hour (kWh) has become the default economic choice for new electricity capacity, according to The International Renewable Energy Agency. The cost of utility-scale solar energy per kWh has dropped from $0.35 in 2010 to $0.068/kWh in 2019 and continues its slide as more savings are realized in manufacturing, installation, maintenance and management, undercutting fossil-based electricity production. Offshore wind power costs have also dropped, reaching $0.115/kWh in 2019. So what went wrong and why isn’t Jordan continuing its drive and transition to renewable energy?