Mauritania

Mauritania is mostly reliant on fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy demand. Fossil fuels account for about 66% of primary energy consumption, while the remaining 34% come from biomass, which is mostly used for cooking and heating. Electricity is mainly  generated through thermal diesel engine generators. Due to increasing domestic energy demand and insufficient installed power capacity, total energy consumption exceeds national energy production by about 35%, resulting mostly in importation of fossil fuels. The  country is seeking to meet its growing energy demand with fewer fuel imports by integrating renewable energy as a source of power. By 2015 and 2020, Mauritania aims to achieve 15% and 20% respectively of primary energy consumption to come from renewable   energy, excluding biomass.

Mauritania is a RCREEE member state since 2014.

Marrakech, Morocco – 17 November, 2016 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launches the 3rd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX) Renewable Energy 2016 report in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Vienna, Austria- November 2016, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved a larger grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). OFID Director-General, Mr. Suleiman Al-Herbish and RCREEE Executive Director, Ahmed Badr signed the new grant agreement on...
The OPEC Fund for international Development (OFID) approved the extension of a US$ 150,000 grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) on 21 September 2016. The grant will support the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) initiated by the Regional Center...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in coordination with New and Renewable Energy Authority and Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (Egypt ERA) organized a training course entitled “ Prompting Private Investments in Renewable Energy”. The...
May 31 2016, under the patronage of H.E the Egyptian Minster of Electricity and Renewable Energy and chairman of the Executive Office of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity Dr. Mohamed Shaker, the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held its thirty-second meeting...
After successfully holding the forum in 2012 and 2014, The League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), The EU-funded project Energy Efficiency in the Construction...
Within the framework of Solar Atlas for the Mediterranean Project, RCREEE participates in the organization of two training courses on solar resources and PV technology. The two courses are organized as a part of RCREEE efforts to contribute in building and strengthening of Arab expertise in fields...
TaqaWay sustainable energy knowledge portal started a new cooperation with Energypedia. This cooperation is to reinforce the accessibility of information related to renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). In addition, it facilitates finding reliable, accurate and updated information on RE...
“Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms - How to make EE bankable?” The league of Arab States in cooperation with RCREEE, GIZ and MED-ENEC organized a round table discussion on “Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms – How to make EE bankable?” in Cairo, Egypt from 6 to 7 December, 2015. In his...
September 06, 2015- Within the framework of Solar Med Atlas project, RCREEE in coordination with RENAC renewable academy, organized a Seminar entitled “Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme on solar energy" in Cairo, Egypt. The course targeted professionals in the field of solar energy in the MENA...

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