Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Targets, and CO2 Reductions Expected by 2020

  • Samer Zawaydeh
Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, CO2 Reductions


National efforts started in 2007 to meet the challenge of increasing oil prices. The Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Law (13) was issued temporarily in 2010 and in its final form in 2012. Subsequently, several bylaws and regulations were issued to facilitate the implementation of EE and RE measures and projects in Jordan. These actions will move the energy sector towards achieving the energy goals for 2020, while no tools have been developed to measure the CO2 reductions. The specific actions by the national energy plans will be reviewed, and the expected CO2 emission by 2020 will be presented. This will also measure the transition to a clean energy economy, energy mix paradigm shift, and required energy education shift to meet the increased demand for the EE, RE and CO2-free energy educated clean technologies workforce.


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Author Biography

Samer Zawaydeh

Mr. Zawaydeh works as an independent engineer providing technical and management services to owners, architectural and engineering firms, contractors and EPC projects. He is well versed in the local building codes and energy laws and regulations, and is an invited speaker at schools, universities, and conferences. He is actively promoting the move towards net zero buildings and zero CO2e buildings.

He is actively engaged in the local, regional and international energy sectors as the AEE, Assistant Director of International Membership Development for the Middle East. He can be reached at


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“Encouraging Energy Efficiency Improvement in New and Existing Homes”


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