Iraq

Iraq is one of the world’s most important oil producers and has among the largest proven petroleum reserves. Over the past years, Iraq’s energy sector has suffered due to the war and energy demand is now outpacing capacity expansion. The country’s total primary energy consumption is based on petroleum, and the rest is supplied by natural gas.

Iraq suffers from serious power shortages due to insufficient generating capacity and increasing energy demand. The government plans to increase the generation expansion with natural gas and renewable energy facilities. Iraq aims to have 2.24 GW of electricity generation come from renewable energy by 2025. Iraq adopted its first NEEAP in 2013.

Iraq is a RCREEE member state since 2008. 

New York, 19 May 2015 - The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted an expert session on 19 May, 2015, during the 2 nd UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum in New York. In the last few years...
On the Occasion of the Second Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to: Expert Session: “The Arab World’s Transition to Sustainable...
On 23 April 2015, RCREEE participated in the International Conference “Arab Governance Energy Forum” in Lebanon. Dr. Maged Mahmoud, Head of Projects and Technical Affairs at RCREEE was a keynote speaker in the roundtable discussion: “Renewable Energies towards a Green Future”. Dr. Mahmoud presented...
1. Introduction The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with GIZ, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) are organizing a three-day intensive training course on dynamic investment-...
On Monday, 23 March 2015, RCREEE participated in the Arab launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024) , in Amman, Jordan. Launching the SE4ALL initiative in the Arab Region is an important milestone, as the region is expected to play an active role in the...
5 April 2015 – The State of Iraq assumed the Presidency of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) for the year 2015 during the twelfth meeting of RCREEE BOT. The presidency of the Board was transferred to Mr. Naseer Kareem Kasim, Head...
A workshop has been organized at the headquarter of the General Secretariat of LAS, from 23 to 24 February, 2015, titled "Arab Framework for Future Renewable Energy Planning" on the sidelines of the seventh meeting of the Renewable Energy Action Group, held on 25 February. The workshop was held in...
Cairo, Egypt – 18 March, 2015 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launched the 2 nd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX), produced with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). During a launch event in...
RCREEEE launched an online training program on Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) Quality Assurance and Certification Scheme in the Arab region. The training course is designed in accordance to Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative ( SHAMCI ) certification rules and according to...
After the successful completion of three rounds of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY), eight interns were contracted from Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. The APSEY round 4 started on 14 th January 2015 at the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy...

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