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2009

Renewable Energy in the Middle East Enhancing Security through Regional Cooperation

Springer Netherlands

Titre : Renewable Energy in the Middle East Enhancing Security through Regional Cooperation

The first book-length study of renewable energy in the eastern Mediterranean/Middle East
A collaborative study involving leading academics and practitioners from the Middle East and North Africa
Highlights best practice renewable energy technologies in the Middle East, including solar themal, photo voltaics, and wind energy
innovative projects for regional collaboration on renewable energy in the Middle East

Editor (s) : Mason, Michael, Mor, Amit (Eds.)
Publisher  : Springer Netherlands
Date de parution : 2009
Pages : 242

Descriptif
Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan Basin (Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Jordan), this timely volume addresses the prospects for the adoption of renewable energy in the oil-poor Middle East. Featuring regional energy experts, it offers an invaluable survey.

After outlining the regional security context, this book first reviews renewable energy policy and practices in the Jordan Basin. It then considers options for greening energy use, including promising pilot projects in North Africa. The initiatives discussed encompass renewable energy finance, energy-efficient rural communities, and solar and wind energy. There is significant potential for an increase in the uptake of renewable energy technologies in the eastern Mediterranean. This window of opportunity has been created by high oil prices, energy infrastructure investment opportunities, and the UN climate change regime. In conclusion, the book considers the institutional conditions for collaborative decision-making on renewable energy. Such cooperation would deliver substantial security and human development benefits to the region, and indeed the world.

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