EDAMA Association holds power breakfast titled

EDAMA Association holds power breakfast titled ‘The European Union (EU) & European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) 2016-2019 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Plans for Jordan

EDAMA Association held a power breakfast themed “The European Union (EU) & European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) 2016-2019 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Plans for Jordan” on February 15th, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event was funded by the EU and the EBRD, and was attended by more than 160 representatives from the public and private sectors.

In her opening speech, EDAMA CEO Eng. Yara Abdel Samad stated that “EDAMA’s power breakfasts are a vital element of the association’s public awareness and networking program and serve as a platform to exchange the latest news on developments and potential opportunities in the sectors we serve. Today’s power breakfast will bring into the spotlight the current and future projects of the EU Commission and the EBRD in Jordan.” Eng. Abdel Samad added that both entities have invested heavily in Jordan’s energy sector through projects that promote the integration of energy efficiency measures, the development of new sources of renewable energy and Jordan's transition to a liberalised, efficient and sustainable energy sector.

During the discussion panel moderated by H.E. Mrs. Nadia Al Saeed, General Manager of Bank al Etihad and EDAMA board member, H.E. Minister of Energy Dr. Ibrahim Saif said: ''There is a huge potential for more projects and investments in energy efficiency in various areas in the Kingdom.''

H.E. Mr. Andrea Matteo Fontana, the Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan said: “The EU is committed to developing sustainable energy sources, and minimising the negative impact of conventional energy sources on climate change. EU and Jordan targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency development have a lot of synergies and complementarities. Today, the EU is Jordan’s main partner in green energy development with more than 145 million Euros bilateral support.”

According to Dr. Heike Harmgart, the Head of Jordan’s branch of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development: “It is vital for Jordan that renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives are increasingly adopted in all sectors. EBRD is working with the Government of Jordan to find innovative ways to reduce the reliance on traditional energy sources in the provision of municipal services and electric power through capitalising on the excellent indigenous renewable sources available to facilitate significant savings, reduce energy dependence and mitigate the impact of climate change.”

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