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 Renewable Energy Conference was held in Amman, Jordan. At the conference, RCREEE presented a comparative study of RE and EE regulations in MENA, the most in depth study of the subject to date. The results of the DANIDA-financed study entitled “Economic, Technological and Environmental Impact...
Based on the needs its member states for developing wind energy and its optimal use, RCREEE, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, in collaboration with the NREA, The National Authority for New and Renewable Energy in Egypt, organized a regional training workshop on phases...
On 4th February 2009, RCREEE convened a Renewable Energy Round table. At the round table, Egyptian and regional experts engaged in a lively discussion on the potentials of the Mediterranean Solar Plan and the regulatory framework to support green electricity production. The round table demonstrated...
On 3rd February 2009, the RCREEE Board of Trustees Meeting convened for its first official meeting in Cairo. The Board of Trustees is the supreme body of RCREEE and comprises representatives from the 10 RCREEE member states. At the meeting, the RCREEE Organizational Charta was officially adopted...
Standardization and Certification of Solar Water Heaters is a process aimed at engaging the market of SWHs to a quality system that is regularly bringing changes in the institutional framework, procedures and standards. The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has...
On the invitation of the Government of Libya, on the May 14, 2008 a second preparatory workshop was held in Tripoli, Libya. The workshop was attended by representatives of six MENA countries: Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Egypt as well as representatives from the development partners:...
On the 29th and the 30th of January 2008, a regional workshop on the MENA Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (MCREEE) was held in Cairo. The stated objectives of the workshop were to screen and confirm the willingness of the MENA region Countries to cooperate with the new Center, as...
RCREEE paper, “Arab Future Energy Index – Renewable Energy: Investigating the Investment Climate for Renewable Energy in the Arab Region” is selected as a finalist at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2013 Papers of the Year Awards in the Solar Track. More on AFEX
RCREEE launched the first index to compare and benchmark sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region. 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...
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...

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