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. 

In collaboration between the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro-Arab Foundation, a five days training course on “The Design and Implementation of Renewable Energy Action Plans” was successfully organized in Granada,...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) organized a regional workshop at the headquarter of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt on December 1, 2014. The workshop was attended by RCREEE national focal points concerned with monitoring the implementation of...
RCREEE published a new report on international support programs and financial instruments available for sustainable energy projects in RCREEE member states. The report is based on MEDA Finance Survey 2014, a survey on the MENA region’s private and public sectors eligible for an exhaustive survey of...
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved in August 2014 a US$100,000 grant in support of an internship program for youth to address energy efficiency issues. The grant was extended to the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), an organisation...
Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and in the framework of the continuous and fruitful technical cooperation between the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), RCREEE...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) held a panel session titled “The Role of SMEs in Sustainable Energy Transition” during the Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ARFREE) on 18 June, at El Gouna, Egypt. RCREEE’s panel session presented the...
In an attempt to evaluate RCREEE member states’ readiness for applying SHAMCI rules, SHAMCI team has prepared two surveys: one for manufacturers and exporters and another one for test labs and certification bodies. The surveys aim at evaluating and assisting the 13 member states in awarding SWHs...
Results of the recently conducted survey on Capacity development identified some knowledge and skill gaps in key areas related to Energy Efficiency basis and assessment. This includes energy data collection, analysis, statistics and balance, energy indicators, existing program and applications and...
Cairo, Egypt – March 13, 2014 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a Letter of Agreement to engage in a grant collaboration for RCREEE’s flagship publication, the AFEX Energy Efficiency. The UNDP grant...
RCREEE presents the relationship between SMEs and sustainable energy transition. In particular, the session focuses on how SMEs can create demand for RE and EE technologies by improving the efficiency of their operations. In addition, the session highlights international experience of how SMEs...

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