Advancing innovations in renewable energy technologies as alternatives to fossil fuel use in the middle east: Trends, limitations, and ways forward

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Despite increasing political emphasis across the Middle East on the need to transition to lower carbon, efficient, and environmentally responsible energy systems and economies, legal innovations required to drive such transitions have not been given detailed analysis and consideration. This chapter develops a profile of law and governance innovations required to integrate and balance electricity generated from renewable energy sources (RES-E) with extant electricity grid structures in the Middle East, especially Gulf countries. It discusses the absence of renewable energy laws, the lack of legal frameworks on public-private partnerships, lack of robust pricing and financing, and lack of dedicated RES-E institutional framework. These are the main legal barriers that must be addressed if current national visions of a low-carbon transition across the Middle East are to move from mere political aspirations to realization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Energy Law and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationDynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780198822080
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018



  • Integrate electricity
  • Legal frameworks
  • Lower-carbon technologies
  • Middle east
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Renewable energy sources (RES-E)
  • Renewable sources
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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