Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar

By Ari Phillips

Unlike many of its Middle Eastern neighbors, Jordan is not blessed with copious oil and gas resources. In an already fragile region, subject to the whims of the international oil market and regional unrest, Jordan relies on fossil fuel imports to meet around 95 percent of its energy demand. Not only is this geopolitically ill-advised, it is also economically detrimental: these imports account for 40 percent of the country’s budget.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/25/3626956/jordan-mosques-are-going-solar/

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