Middle East Economic Survey


No 18


MEES Agenda

Arab States Pushing Ahead With Nuclear Energy Plans

Arab states are taking strides in the development of peaceful nuclear energy to cope with rapidly increasing domestic power demands. So far the UAE is leading the pack, with one 1.4gw nuclear power plant scheduled for completion in 2017 and three others to follow by 2020, by which time authorities expect annual peak power demand to reach 40gw. Jordan also expects to have a...