Tag: energy

The Elevator Pitch

Summing up your business idea to a potential investor in under a minute is no easy task. But the key to a successful elevator pitch is preparation. By Dina Al-Wakeel Alexander Graham Bell said that, before anything else, preparation is…

Izzat Marji Sees Big Demand for Solar Power Systems

Solar power system provider Izzat Marji said demand for its products is growing rapidly as homes and small to medium sized businesses finally begin taking advantage of Jordan’s Renewable Energy Law. Between 2013 and 2014, the Director of Izzat Marji’s…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Shermine Dajani

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Founder and CEO of PanMed Energy Shermine Dajani is the founder…

Electricity: Rebalance, Don’t Hike

The government’s plan to increase electricity rates across the board will damage both its credibility and the economy. By Jawad J. Abbassi The rapid drop in oil prices, by over 60 percent since the summer, is a game changer for…

Cash Subsidies Missing the Mark – Report

A significant number of poor Jordanian households are losing out because the targeting mechanism for the Kingdom’s cash subsidy program isn’t accurate enough, an Identity Center report said. The report by the development think tank found that the targeting method,…

Italy Offers Eco Expertise

Specialist Italian companies are keen to help Jordan deal with its big energy and environmental challenges. By Elisa Oddone Italian Trade Commissioner Alessio Ponz de Leon Pisani said a recent visit by a group of eco-minded Italian firms, aimed to…

Keep Diversifying Energy – First Solar

US photovoltaic company First Solar, which plans to build one of the region’s biggest solar power plants in southern Jordan, said recent major oil price fluctuations mean it’s vital for states in the region to continue diversifying their energy sources….

Venture Explains: Cheap Oil

For as long as they last, cheap oil prices have far-reaching implications.  Why are oil prices so low? Fracking, which involves shooting a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to crack open deposits of oil and natural gas,…

Donors Happy with Municipality Aid Package

International contributors to a $53 million aid program designed to maintain public services in communities hosting Syrian refugees around the Kingdom say they’re pleased with its results a year since its launch. “We’re very happy that the project is actually…

Venture Explains: Leviathan and Tamar

What are they? Leviathan and Tamar are two vast Israeli offshore gas fields. The former, discovered in 2010 off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, is the world’s biggest offshore gas find of the past decade. Why should we care? Though any agreements…