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.

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...
RCREEE, League of Arab States (LAS) and New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) have jointly organized a workshop to launch the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative (SHAMCI). The workshop was held in NREA premises on the 18 th of December 2012. During the Workshop; SHAMCI...
On 29 th of November 2012, RCREEE organized in close cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) a regional seminar, held in Cairo, to present the results of the study performed on the “Energy Efficiency indicators in the Southern and Eastern...
In Cooperation with New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), RCREEE organized a workshop on Energy Efficiency Labels and Standards for Home Appliances. The workshop was attended by specialists in EE Labeling for home appliances projects in RCREEE members states. National papers on the programs...
After the adoption of the Arab EE Guideline on 23 November 2010 by the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Electricity Council of the League of Arab States, LAS Energy Department and RCREEE will proceed with providing the technical assistance needed in preparing and implementing the National...
In the framework of the MoU signed on March 2011, aiming to improve the conditions needed to facilitate the implementation of project activities under the CDM, especially the Programmatic Activities (PoA) and NAMAs in the MENA region, RCREEE organized jointly with CDM-JI Initiative two events in...
RCREEE successfully organized the “Stakeholder Workshop of the Solar Atlas for the Mediterranean”. The event was held in Cairo on November 1st 2011. This event took place within the project “Solar Atlas for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean” funded by the German International Climate...
H.E. Dr. Hassan Younes, the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy handed over certificates for a batch of trainees from twelve Arab countries members in the Regional Center of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency “RCREEE”, in the field of “Pricing of Renewable Energy Projects: Feed-in...
October 6-7, 2011, RCREEE organized a workshop on “Energy Efficiency indicators” project in Plan Bleu premises in Sophia Antipolis (France). The objective of this project is to implement a set of indicators to be used for monitoring and assessment of the energy efficiency policies in the 10 RCREEE...
On April 28, 2011 a workshop was held in Tunisia to discuss the developments on the preparation of NEEAP in RCREEE member states. The workshop was attended by members of the RCREEE Board of Trustees in addition to Mrs. Jamila Matar, director of Energy Department in the League of Arab States, and Mr...

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