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.

On the side of the energy efficiency working group meeting of the Secretariat of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity, RCREEE in cooperation with MED-ENEC, LCEC and LAS organized a regional workshop about “Regulation and certification of Energy Service Providers” according to article 7 of...
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...
Marginal to the Board of Trustees meeting held on 27th of April 2011 in Tunis, RCREEE organized jointly with CDM-JI Initiative, a regional workshop on 29th of April 2011 dealing on new perspectives for carbon finance in RCREEE member states. The workshop was attended by around 30 participants...
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...
March 2011, The Regional Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CDM-JI Initiative MENA region. The CDM/JI Initiative launched in June 2008 by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the aim...

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