Amman is banking on renewables and an ambitious oil shale project to generate half its electricity within four years. Is this realistic?

Having added nearly 300MW in wind and solar energy to its power grid in 2018, Jordan is continuing its push forward as the Middle East’s renewables hegemon. The energy ministry held its third renewables bid round this year which saw 150MW of solar projects and 50MW of wind offered up. US-based Rai Energy was selected to head a 50MW solar project,...