Libya

Libya, a member of OPEC, holds one of the world’s largest crude oil reserves, and is an important natural gas and oil exporter to the world. However, Libya’s fossil fuel sector has been severely hit by the civil war since 2011 and has as of yet not fully recuperated. With oil and gas accounting for 96% of total government revenue, Libya’s economy is heavily dependent on its fossil fuel sector. Total primary energy consumption and installed energy capacity in Libya is 100% based on fossil fuels. Still, domestic electricity demand is outpacing capacity expansion, which is leading to increasing blackouts.

The Libyan government is making efforts to diversify its energy mix and to harness the country’s solar and wind potential. By 2030, Libya aims for 22% of electricity generation to come from renewable energy. Libya is also in the process of implementing its NEEAP.

Libya is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

26 September 2013, RCREEE will launch its first Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) at at Beirut Energy Forum. AFEX is the first native Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region through quantitative and qualitative analysis for key renewable...
Egypt- June 19-20, RCREEE in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS) organized a workshop on updating the Arab region renewable energy and energy efficiency potential guide (Daleel). The workshop was held at LAS headquarters in Cairo. It discussed Daleel work progress updates. The...
June 2013, RCREEE launched a brief analysis on “Latest Electricity Price Schemes in RCREEE Member States”. The report analyses household electricity prices in RCREEE 13 member states . Also, it illustrates the step tariff structure used in most member states for segments starting from 1-50 kwh/...
On the 21 st May, 2013, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has published brief studies on its member states’ renewable energy and energy efficiency market. RCREEE’s thirteen Arab member states were ranked on fixed dimensions that include investments,...
RCREEE is in the process of launching two regional index reports for renewable energy efficiency in the Arab region. In these reports we would like to include pictures/photos of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects from the region in order to promote and raise more awareness about the...
On 16th and 17th of April, 2013 the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL) and the World Bank organized a workshop on the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Tripoli, Libya. The workshop aimed at promoting the integration of renewable energy technologies (solar and wind) with the...
RCREEE strives to provide its member states with solid technical assistance to enhance RE & EE technologies diffusion in the region. RCREEE organized a knowledge exchange mission for Libyan officials on February 17-19, 2012 to the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory...
Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, and Egypt Lead 13 Arab States in Sustainable Energy RCREEE launched the first index to compare and benchmark sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region. Beirut, Lebanon – 26 September, 2013 – According to the newly launched Arab Future Energy Index™ (AFEX), Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan earned the top three ranks in energy efficiency capabilities and progress. In renewable energy Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt held the top three ranks, respectively. Dr. Tareq Emtairah, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) presented index key findings and insights today at Beirut Energy Forum
Cairo, Egypt – 21 st May, 2013 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has published brief studies on its member states’ renewable energy and energy efficiency market. RCREEE’s thirteen Arab member states were ranked on fixed dimensions that include investments, institutional capacity, electricity pricing, future targets, and policies. The country profiles also analyze current and planned renewable energy projects. The profiles provide a simple tool for policy makers, researchers, and investors to know more about Arab states’ readiness in the field. RCREEE will launch the profiles at the Arab Energy Efficiency Day to be held in 21 st May in Cairo.
Alarming facts.The energy consumption in the Arab Mediterranean Region is climbing dramatically mainly due the increase of Air Condition Units and other electric appliances. This is a conclusion in latest report on “Energy Efficiency Indicators” by Plan Bleu which was elaborated in close cooperation with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in Cairo with the support of MED-ENEC.

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