Syria

Syria's energy sector has been heavily affected by the ongoing hostilities. Prior to the conflict, Syria was a leading natural gas and oil producer in the region. The energy sector accounted for a fourth of government income. Syria is facing difficulties in providing for domestic energy demand, such as electricity service, heating and fuel oil, which results in frequent blackouts.

94% of generated electricity comes from conventional thermal power plants based on oil and gas, whereas 6% come from hydropower. The government has set a 30% from renewable energy resources by 2030.

Syria is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

The Middle East and North African region has an attractive market for renewables due to abundant availability of solar and wind resources. According to a recent report by one of the leading Global Renewable Energy Agencies, the expected regional renewable energy investments could reach $35 billion...
Under the newly signed framework agreement between RCREEE and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pan Arab - Certified Energy Management Professional (PA-CEMP) program organized its first session dedicated for Syrian experts during the period 19-26 April 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon . PA-CEMP...
12 April 2019: under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign: “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for the Clean Energy Transition” , the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) organized the LTES campaign: 2019 international forum in Berlin on 10-12 April 2019. The objective of...
It was calculated that about 30% of the predicted global increase in energy demand will come from the Arab region.An urgent need to put more focus on Energy the residential, industrial and commercial sectors to reduce emissions is emerging. To further discuss this matter, Copenhagen Center on...
IDS GmbH in cooperation with RCREEE organize a 3-day conference and exhibition on "Implementation of Modern Technologies in Maintenance of Thermal/Natural Gas Power Plants and Wind Farms" held on 2-4 April 2019 at Sibenik, Republic of Croatia. The conference aims to enable knowledge exchange...
March 2019: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria and RCREEE signed a cooperation agreement to implement capacity-building activities for Syrian Experts. Accordingly, RCREEE will provide a number of training covering various topics like how to assess the Electricity network status...
Role-models are an important catalyst to drive more young women towards clean energy and inspire them to aim for leaderships positions. RCREEE, in cooperation with ATA insights invite you to join our first webinar featuring Sustainable Energy Arab Female leaders’ experiences and discussing the...
RCREEE in coordination with the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) held SHAMCI network annual meeting on 20-21 March 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. The members of the network discussed the program latest updates and progress of SHAMCI implementation at the national level in the Arab...
As an advisory board member, RCREEE supports the Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum held from 29 April to 01 May 2019. The Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum takes into account the current renewable energy landscape, bringing together senior stakeholders, policy makers,...
In celebration of the Arab Energy Efficiency Day organized annually on 21 May by the Energy Department - Economic Sector - the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States., the Energy Department announces the 2019 competition on "Facilities Going Green: Best practice". The deadline for...

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Description: The study aims to collect renewable energy and energy efficiency laws in the Arab countries covered in the study, classify and evaluate them.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: Arabic
Description: A guide to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) development process. NEEAP are being developed in the Arab region to effectively create sustainable long-term market transformation towards energy efficiency through electricity savings.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: An overview of support programs and financial instruments for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to which public and private sector actors in RCREEE member states are eligible to apply.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This report summarizes the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy and highlights the main motives for its adoption, and its relation with the AREF key provisions and NREAP template as tools for implementation.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This document defines the SHAMCI certification scheme, and gives the rules for certification of solar collectors and solar water heaters for the Arab States .
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: This version of the guide comes to monitor developments in the Arab region at the level of policies, legislations, plans and projects for renewable energy.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: Arabic
Description: The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This booklet provides an overview of NAMAs and their difference from CDM. Then it gives the key characteristics of NAMAs and the different methods to develop NAMA concept.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This report focuses on the potential for mobilising NAMAs and sectoral mechanisms. A separate report focuses on the potential for utilising the CDM and Programmatic CDM in each of the RCREEE member countries, and includes useful background and an overview
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2011
Langauge: English
Description: This report presents the findings of a review of polices for energy efficiency and renewable energy in the countries participating in RCREEE.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2009
Langauge: English

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