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.

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...
The “Arab Energy Efficiency Day” is a pan-Arab initiative that aims to raise the awareness of energy efficiency practices and technologies in the Arab region. The Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity at the League of Arab States (LAS) sets strategic goals to enhance Arab cooperation in the...
Building the Arab Sustainable Energy Caliber: Five Interns at a Time RCREEE starts another round of its regional internship program Cairo, Egypt –3 December, 2013- The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) hosts five more young talents from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and...

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