NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Renewable Energy in the Middle East

Enhancing Security through Regional Cooperation

Editors: Mason, Michael, Mor, Amit (Eds.)

  • The first book-length study of renewable energy in the eastern Mediterranean/Middle East
  • A collaborative study involving leading academics and practitioners from the Middle East and North Africa
  • Highlights best practice renewable energy technologies in the Middle East, including solar themal, photo voltaics, and wind energy
  • Proposals innovative projects for regional collaboration on renewable energy in the Middle East
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Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan Basin (Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Jordan), this timely volume addresses the prospects for the adoption of renewable energy in the oil-poor Middle East. Featuring regional energy experts, it offers an invaluable survey.

After outlining the regional security context, this book first reviews renewable energy policy and practices in the Jordan Basin. It then considers options for greening energy use, including promising pilot projects in North Africa. The initiatives discussed encompass renewable energy finance, energy-efficient rural communities, and solar and wind energy. There is significant potential for an increase in the uptake of renewable energy technologies in the eastern Mediterranean. This window of opportunity has been created by high oil prices, energy infrastructure investment opportunities, and the UN climate change regime. In conclusion, the book considers the institutional conditions for collaborative decision-making on renewable energy. Such cooperation would deliver substantial security and human development benefits to the region, and indeed the world.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Enhancing Security in the Middle East: The Challenges of Regional Cooperation

    Shiyyab, Mohammad K.

    Pages 3-16

  • Electricity and Renewable Energy – Israel Profile

    Mor, Amit (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • The Energy Sector In Jordan – Current Trends And The Potential For Renewable Energy

    Mason, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Renewable Energy Profile For Lebanon

    Comair, Fadi

    Pages 55-70

  • Energy Profile and the Potential of Renewable Energy Sources in Palestine

    Ibrik, Imad

    Pages 71-89

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9892-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9890-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9891-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy in the Middle East
Book Subtitle
Enhancing Security through Regional Cooperation
Editors
  • Michael Mason
  • Amit Mor
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9892-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9892-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9890-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9891-8
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 242
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