Tunisia

Tunisia relies almost entirely on fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy needs. Over 94% of installed energy capacity in the country is hydrocarbon-fired. Tunisia imports most of its energy needs, despite being a relatively small natural gas and oil producer. The remaining 6% of installed capacity come from renewable energy resources; mostly hydro and wind. The government is making efforts to integrate 30% of total electricity generation from renewable energy resources by 2030. Tunisia has also focused strongly on energy efficiency as a way of diversifying its energy mix, with existing regulatory frameworks and energy efficiency laws. The government seeks to reduce energy consumption by 17% by 2020 and by 30% in 2030. 

Tunisia is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

A certification scheme for solar collectors and solar water heaters has been established for Egypt and Tunisia within the framework of the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative (SHAMCI). It is the result of a series of visits and meetings conducted by Engineer Mazen Chanar, SHAMCI...
As a first step of the “Develop the Pan Arab Clean Energy (PACE)” initiative launched by IRENA in collaboration with RCREEE and other regional players, a stakeholders consultation and expert workshop was held in Tunis on 24 June, 2014 to inform key stakeholders in the region about the current...
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...
After the successful completion of two rounds of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) internship, the 3 rd batch started at the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). Five interns were contracted from Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Orientations...
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...
The economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) organized in collaboration with the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the Tunisian Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) and the Energy Department of the League of Arab States (ED LAS), a regional policy...
12-18 April, 2014 - RCREEE organized and participated in organization of two Energy Efficiency (EE) focused events in Tunisia. The EE Week started with RCREEE co-organizing and speaking at a regional seminar focusing on policy reforms to promote the financing of energy efficiency investments. The...
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...

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