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.

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...
November 11,2013 -Algeria: Under the patronage of H.E “Dr. Youcef Yousfi “Minister of Energy and Mines in Algeria, RCREEE in close cooperation with the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines organized a regional workshop on monitoring National...
In March, 2013, the League of Arab States (LAS) and RCREEE organized a workshop to present latest updates on the Arab Renewable Energy Framework (AREF) developed by Dr. Albrecht Kaupp from German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH. The workshop also discussed the template of the National Renewable...
Under the framework of the League of Arab States initiative to prepare the Arab Energy Efficiency Guideline and with the coordination between the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the European Commission (EC) through MED-EMIP and MED-ENEC projects, according to the...
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...

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