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.

RCREEE paper, “Arab Future Energy Index – Renewable Energy: Investigating the Investment Climate for Renewable Energy in the Arab Region” is selected as a finalist at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2013 Papers of the Year Awards in the Solar Track. More on AFEX
RCREEE launched the first index to compare and benchmark sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region. According to the newly launched Arab Future Energy Index™ (AFEX), Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan earned the top three ranks in energy efficiency capabilities and progress. In renewable...
RCREEE contracted new interns from Egypt, Sudan, Morocco and Yemen. Also interns from Syria and Palestine will join soon. After a successful completion of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) first round, RCREEE welcomes ASPEY second round interns. More on APSEY and Alumni
26 September 2013, RCREEE will launch its first Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) at at Beirut Energy Forum. AFEX is the first native Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region through quantitative and qualitative analysis for key renewable...
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...
June 2013, RCREEE launched a brief analysis on “Latest Electricity Price Schemes in RCREEE Member States”. The report analyses household electricity prices in RCREEE 13 member states . Also, it illustrates the step tariff structure used in most member states for segments starting from 1-50 kwh/...
On the 21 st May, 2013, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has published brief studies on its member states’ renewable energy and energy efficiency market. RCREEE’s thirteen Arab member states were ranked on fixed dimensions that include investments,...
RCREEE is in the process of launching two regional index reports for renewable energy efficiency in the Arab region. In these reports we would like to include pictures/photos of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects from the region in order to promote and raise more awareness about the...
Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, and Egypt Lead 13 Arab States in Sustainable Energy RCREEE launched the first index to compare and benchmark sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region. Beirut, Lebanon – 26 September, 2013 – According to the newly launched Arab Future Energy Index™ (AFEX), Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan earned the top three ranks in energy efficiency capabilities and progress. In renewable energy Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt held the top three ranks, respectively. Dr. Tareq Emtairah, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) presented index key findings and insights today at Beirut Energy Forum
Cairo, Egypt – 21 st May, 2013 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has published brief studies on its member states’ renewable energy and energy efficiency market. RCREEE’s thirteen Arab member states were ranked on fixed dimensions that include investments, institutional capacity, electricity pricing, future targets, and policies. The country profiles also analyze current and planned renewable energy projects. The profiles provide a simple tool for policy makers, researchers, and investors to know more about Arab states’ readiness in the field. RCREEE will launch the profiles at the Arab Energy Efficiency Day to be held in 21 st May in Cairo.

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