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 Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) held a panel session titled “The Role of SMEs in Sustainable Energy Transition” during the Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ARFREE) on 18 June, at El Gouna, Egypt. RCREEE’s panel session presented the...
In an attempt to evaluate RCREEE member states’ readiness for applying SHAMCI rules, SHAMCI team has prepared two surveys: one for manufacturers and exporters and another one for test labs and certification bodies. The surveys aim at evaluating and assisting the 13 member states in awarding SWHs...
Results of the recently conducted survey on Capacity development identified some knowledge and skill gaps in key areas related to Energy Efficiency basis and assessment. This includes energy data collection, analysis, statistics and balance, energy indicators, existing program and applications and...
Cairo, Egypt – March 13, 2014 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a Letter of Agreement to engage in a grant collaboration for RCREEE’s flagship publication, the AFEX Energy Efficiency. The UNDP grant...
RCREEE presents the relationship between SMEs and sustainable energy transition. In particular, the session focuses on how SMEs can create demand for RE and EE technologies by improving the efficiency of their operations. In addition, the session highlights international experience of how SMEs...
The “Arab Energy Efficiency Day” is a pan-Arab initiative that aims to raise the awareness of energy efficiency practices and technologies in the Arab region. The Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity at the League of Arab States (LAS) sets strategic goals to enhance Arab cooperation in the...
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...
Manama, October, 2013 RCREEE co-organized a workshop on “Integration of Renewable Energies with Electricity Grids”. The workshop tackled many issues such as the basic hindrances of integrating renewable energies with local electricity grids. Also, Arab and international experiences were presented...
15-16 April 2013, RCREEE in close co-ordination with International Energy Agency (IEA)and League of Arab States (LAS) with financial support from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)organized” The Energy Efficiency Policies Dialogue Workshop for the SEMED/Arab Region”. The...

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