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. 

November 3, 2019- Cairo, Egypt: RCREEEE 18th Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting was held in an extraordinary session in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting kicked off with a welcoming speech by BoT chairman and Director of the National Energy Research Center (NERC), Dr. Younis Ali. The meeting agenda included a...
November 19, 2019- Iraq: To train the trainers in Iraq, RCREEE joined hands with UNDP, GEF and IAREEE to train national professionals in the field of solar applications under the patronage of Iraqi ministry of Electricity. As part of the 3 day program, participants were introduced to a vast number...
November 18, 2019- Erbil, Iraq: RCREEE participated at aone day workshop tackling “Private Sector investments in Sustainable Energy Project and Opportunities in Iraq”. The workshop came as part of the activities of Catalyzing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy” project (Phase II) implemented by...
Tackling Sustainable Financing of Development, RCREEE joins the second edition of Arab Sustainable Development Week 2019 held under the auspices of His Excellency, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi president of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt on 3-6 November 2019. As a speaker, RCREEE...
Today, many Arab countries suffer from several problems related to water and food security, many of which depend on energy-consuming desalination plants. Technological development and declining prices for solar systems and reverse osmosis desalination systems offer significant opportunities for...
July 2019: In light of RCREEE and UNDP efforts to support the MENA region in energy transition and climate change mitigation, through renewable energy and energy efficiency sources, the two parties signed a new agreement on the implementation of “Catalyzing the use of solar photovoltaic energy in...
The Middle East and North African region has an attractive market for renewables due to abundant availability of solar and wind resources. According to a recent report by one of the leading Global Renewable Energy Agencies, the expected regional renewable energy investments could reach $35 billion...
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announces an investment opportunity to install solar photovoltaic plants in a number of areas with a total capacity of 755MW. Details is avalible here: https://www.moelc.gov.iq/index.php?name=Pages&op=page&pid=271
12 April 2019: under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign: “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for the Clean Energy Transition” , the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) organized the LTES campaign: 2019 international forum in Berlin on 10-12 April 2019. The objective of...
It was calculated that about 30% of the predicted global increase in energy demand will come from the Arab region.An urgent need to put more focus on Energy the residential, industrial and commercial sectors to reduce emissions is emerging. To further discuss this matter, Copenhagen Center on...

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Langauge: English
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Document type: Reports and Studies
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Langauge: Arabic
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Document type: Plans
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Langauge: English
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Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
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Document type: Plans
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Langauge: English
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Langauge: English
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Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: Arabic
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Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
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Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
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Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English

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