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 November 22, 2016, Tunisia announced the Tunisian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2030. Following a number of energy studies and due to the lack of a unified energy strategy, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy launched a new plan and strategy. The strategy aim is to strengthen both...
Marrakech, Morocco – 17 November, 2016 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launches the 3rd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX) Renewable Energy 2016 report in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Vienna, Austria- November 2016, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved a larger grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). OFID Director-General, Mr. Suleiman Al-Herbish and RCREEE Executive Director, Ahmed Badr signed the new grant agreement on...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the GIZ regional project RE-ACTIVATE developed two guidelines with detailed administrative procedures of Egyptian solar PV Feed-in-Tariff for small and large-scale projects. In addition, RCREEE and RE-...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the League of Arab States organized the 5 th meeting of the Solar Heaters Arab Mark and Certification Initiative Network (SHAMCI) which was held at Cairo on 25th October 2016. The SHAMCI network meeting...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) are teaming up to reduce energy intensity in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region and increase the use of renewable energy. The EBRD invests in...
The OPEC Fund for international Development (OFID) approved the extension of a US$ 150,000 grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) on 21 September 2016. The grant will support the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) initiated by the Regional Center...
May 31 2016, under the patronage of H.E the Egyptian Minster of Electricity and Renewable Energy and chairman of the Executive Office of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity Dr. Mohamed Shaker, the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held its thirty-second meeting...
After successfully holding the forum in 2012 and 2014, The League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), The EU-funded project Energy Efficiency in the Construction...
The agricultural sector is one of the top economic driving forces of the Egyptian economy for both its share in the GDP and its impact on employment. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt plans to increase its agricultural production level by reclaiming 1.5 million...

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