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.

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...
June 09 2015, under the patronage of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Dr. Nabil El Araby, the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held its 11th annual session. As an observer, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) participated in the 11 th...
Capacity development in the Arab region needs both technical and financial knowledge to ensure the cost effective planning of future sustainable development projects. In this context, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation...
On the Occasion of the Second Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to: Expert Session: “The Arab World’s Transition to Sustainable...
On 23 April 2015, RCREEE participated in the International Conference “Arab Governance Energy Forum” in Lebanon. Dr. Maged Mahmoud, Head of Projects and Technical Affairs at RCREEE was a keynote speaker in the roundtable discussion: “Renewable Energies towards a Green Future”. Dr. Mahmoud presented...
1. Introduction The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with GIZ, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) are organizing a three-day intensive training course on dynamic investment-...

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