The Legal Framework for The Energy Sector in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
This study aims to shed light on the energy related legislations of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, (referred to as Jordan). It also presents Jordan’s renewable energy and nuclear power plans and programs to alleviate its dependency on imported energy sources, mostly natural gas from Egypt and Israel, as well as to meet its future electricity demand which is expected to double by 2030. This research is qualitative. Theoretical approach and analytical examination of the national legislation: Temporary Law No. (64) for the Year 2003 General Electricity Law, Law No. (13) Of 2012 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Law, the Nuclear Energy and Radiation Protection Act No. 29 of 2001, the Law of Nuclear Energy No. 42 of 2007 and the Law of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety No. 43 of 2007, and international conventions and agreements that Jordan is a signatory to and has ratified, will be followed. Furthermore, review of relevant sources and references was conducted.
Keywords - Electricity, energy, natural gas, nuclear energy law, nuclear program, legal framework, pollution, radiation, international conventions, agreements, renewable energy