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.

On Monday, 23 March 2015, RCREEE participated in the Arab launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024) , in Amman, Jordan. Launching the SE4ALL initiative in the Arab Region is an important milestone, as the region is expected to play an active role in the...
A workshop has been organized at the headquarter of the General Secretariat of LAS, from 23 to 24 February, 2015, titled "Arab Framework for Future Renewable Energy Planning" on the sidelines of the seventh meeting of the Renewable Energy Action Group, held on 25 February. The workshop was held in...
Cairo, Egypt – 18 March, 2015 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launched the 2 nd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX), produced with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). During a launch event in...
RCREEEE launched an online training program on Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) Quality Assurance and Certification Scheme in the Arab region. The training course is designed in accordance to Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative ( SHAMCI ) certification rules and according to...
After the successful completion of three rounds of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY), eight interns were contracted from Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. The APSEY round 4 started on 14 th January 2015 at the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy...
In collaboration between the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro-Arab Foundation, a five days training course on “The Design and Implementation of Renewable Energy Action Plans” was successfully organized in Granada,...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) organized a regional workshop at the headquarter of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt on December 1, 2014. The workshop was attended by RCREEE national focal points concerned with monitoring the implementation of...
RCREEE published a new report on international support programs and financial instruments available for sustainable energy projects in RCREEE member states. The report is based on MEDA Finance Survey 2014, a survey on the MENA region’s private and public sectors eligible for an exhaustive survey of...
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved in August 2014 a US$100,000 grant in support of an internship program for youth to address energy efficiency issues. The grant was extended to the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), an organisation...
Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and in the framework of the continuous and fruitful technical cooperation between the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), RCREEE...

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