A general view shows the solar plant in Uyayna, north of Riyadh, on March 29, 2018. - On March 27, Saudi announced a deal with Japan's SoftBank to build the world's biggest solar plant. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Regulations on Middle East renewable energy industry starting to take shape

May 2023 Al-Monitor PRO Trend Report 

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In January 2023, the World Bank released a report on the state of energy policies and regulations globally. The Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) report ranks countries out of 100 depending on how advanced their renewable energy regulatory frameworks are.

The World Bank report ranks Oman as the first in the MENA region — and sixth globally — when it comes to regulatory indicators. Oman achieves the maximum score of 100 for its renewable energy legal framework and the maximum for renewable energy expansion. The country also achieves a high score of 94 for incentives and regulatory support for electricity, and 92 for financial and regulatory incentives.

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