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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.advisorRussell, James
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, John R.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:17Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47877
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores if the energy strategy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as formulated and executed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, will help the country achieve greater energy security. This work qualitatively analyzes the progress in each energy subsector—hydrocarbons, nuclear power, and renewables—on goals presented in the country’s strategy and provides further analysis to determine each subsector’s potential to play a greater role in future energy development. The primary conclusion is that the goals within Jordan’s overarching energy strategy have not been realized and, consequently, the strategy is not on track to provide energy security. This conclusion is based on three main findings. First, Jordan failed in meeting targets to diversify and exploit domestic hydrocarbon resources—being forced to rely on foreign heavy fuels and running a deficit to meet basic energy needs. Second, the kingdom’s nuclear program has not kept up with development milestones and further nuclear progress is hampered by significant political and resource constraints. Third, the administration in Amman has been unsuccessful in fully capitalizing on the abundance of renewable energy resources readily available within Jordan’s borders.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEnergy security in Jordanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorHashemite Kingdom of Jordanen_US
dc.subject.authorJordanen_US
dc.subject.authorenergy securityen_US
dc.subject.authorenergy strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorhydrocarbonsen_US
dc.subject.authornuclear energyen_US
dc.subject.authorrenewable energyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain,United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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