February 27, 2024



Israel, Jordan, UAE sign pivotal deal to swap solar energy, desalinated water

The Hill


Israel and Jordan are on track to swap desalinated water for solar energy after cementing the largest-ever partnership between the two nations on Monday — in a ceremony facilitated by the United Arab Emirates and in the presence of U.S. climate envoy John Kerry.

Government officials from Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a letter of intent at the Dubai Expo on Monday, paving the way for the future export of Jordanian solar energy in exchange for Israeli desalinated water. Not only would the move help water-starved Jordan, but it would also shift Israel’s historic neighborhood status as an energy island and help the country meet climate targets.

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