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Iraq plans to spend up to $1.6 billion on solar and wind power stations over the next three years to add 400 megawatts to the Iraqi national grid. The head of the planning and studies department at the ministry of electricity, Laith al Mamury, reports that Invitations have been sent to about 25 leading companies to manufacture and install solar...
RCREEE in co-operation with Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (PWMSP) project organized a regional workshop on Sustainable Energy Policy in Maghreb Countries. The workshop explained, reviewed and validated the national Sustainable Energy Policies road maps for Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Also, the WS aimed to enhance cooperation at...
RCREEE collaborating with Arab Union of Electricity (AUE), Morocco electricity national Office “ONE” and DLR, the German Aerospace Center, organized a training course on “Concentrating Solar Power and wind energy” on 8-12 October in Casablanca Morocco. The Course, attended by representatives from different Arab countries, focused on important...
Jordanian Society for Scientific Research, in cooperation with Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and the German Aerospace Center DLR, issued a call for papers for ICREFAW 2013 which will be held in Jordan. The conference aims at examining current developments in the field of Renewable Energy and identifying emerging trends, opportunities and...
REN21 organized a debriefing meeting on September, 27-28 in Paris, France. The meeting was attended by REN21 team, RCREEE and worldwide regional contributors. The participants discussed main challenges and possible improvement to the Global Status Report. Also, means of strengthening cooperation among the network of regional Renewable Energy...
Minister of Electricity and Energy, Mahmoud Balbaa, announced the government approval on new facilities to boost investment in renewable energy. These facilities include Egyptian Energy Supreme Council approval on exempting parts and components of renewable energy systems from customs duty and sales tax. Besides, granting usufruct rights over...
September 30, Dr Tabitha Boutros, The Sudanese State Minister for Water Resources and Electricity announced the launching of the Sudanese National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). The announcement took place during the national workshop organized by the Sudanese ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, the League of Arab States and...
The Egyptian government announced considering establishing a new 80 Megawatt Solar Power Plant at Marsa Alam. This Station is an essential project for electricity future in Marsa Alam city due to the lack of natural gas sources and absence of governmental power stations. Source: Ahram Online
A group led by Saudi International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) won a $1-billion contract to build a 160 MW concentrated Solar Power Plant south of Morocco. Morocco aims at facing the rising electricity demands and budget deficient via renewable energy sources. Source: Reuters
The official opening of Jericho Solar Station, of 300 KM capacity, for electricity generation took place on September, 26, 2012. The Station is the output of The Palestinian Energy Authority efforts and Japanese support, aiming at building endogenous capacity to produce electricity from renewable sources. Source:  Palestine Electricity...

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