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Jordan’s Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced the county’s first feed-in power tariffs for renewable energy sources.  This tariff aims at encouraging the Jordanian residents to make use of recent regulations that enable consumers to sell surplus electricity from renewables to the national grid. Further, ERC chief commissioner,...
On 27-28 November 2012, the General Authority for Investment Promotion and Privatization Affairs and the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL), with the participation of a number of specialists and those interested in this field, organized the first national forum on investment in renewable energies. The Forum presented renewable energy...
On December 4th 2012, the Jordanian capital Amman hosted the final Solar Med Atlas Workshop under the auspices of H.E Alaa Al Batayneh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. The event was organized by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), l’Observatoire...
December 3rd, 2012, The third stakeholder consultation workshop for Jordan’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) took place in Amman, Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Alaa Batayneh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources & Minister of Transport. The workshop organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in cooperation...
November 2012, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Development Agency for France (AFD), KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW) and the Moroccan Energy Agency (MASEN) signed a loan grant of € 300m. The loan would cover more than 50% of the total cost of the first phase of the “Ouarzazate solar power complex”project. The project will be the first under the...
This week, The government approved a US $20 million loan to help financing a wind power scheme with 60 MG capacity. The scheme was originally planned based on an agreement between OPEC Fund for International Development and the Yemeni government. The project, planned to be sited at Mocha, aims at decreasing country’s dependency on fossil fuels in...
Under the scope of Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) major initiative to develop Solar Water Heaters (SWH) market; the ministry raised a new request for proposals for the supply of 1,000 flat-plate solar water heaters. Efforts to develop SWH markets go back to 2009 with “GEF Global Solar Water Heaters Project” undertaken by MEW and UNDP Lebanon...
Dii First cooperation project between Morocco and EU member states has been put on hold after Spain balked the official agreement signing.  Besides, one of the biggest industrial supporters at the founding stage of the initiative “Bosch” announced its withdrawal from the project few weeks after Siemens backed out. Despite these...
“From Policy Design to Implementation: Experience and Best practice”; this was the theme of the second day of the regional workshop-for Mashreq countries- held in Cairo on the 14th and 15th of November 2012. The workshop was organized by Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (PWMSP) project in cooperation with RCREEE. More than 60...
November 6th 2012, the Mediterranean Solar Plan held its first working group meeting in Berlin on Perspectives for Know-How Transfer and Capacity Development in and with Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. The Know-how transfer and capacity development are considered among the important building blocks up on which the Master Plan for the...

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