Yemen

Yemen produces and exports oil and gas from its indigenous fossil fuel resources. The country’s primary energy consumption is entirely based on fossil fuels. Yemen is also important on international energy trade due to its proximity to shipping routes. Yemen’s economy is dependent on the hydrocarbon sector, which accounts for nearly 60% of government revenues.
Yemen also faces low electricity access rates (40%) and its infrastructure is outdated, as well as insufficient to meet country’s needs, resulting in frequent blackouts. The government is making efforts to set add more electricity capacity to the country and to develop a renewable energy sector. Renewable energy targets and aims to have 15% of installed electricity capacity come from renewable energy resources by 2025. Yemen is also in the process of preparing its NEEAP to support more energy efficiency.

Yemen is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

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...
In the framework of continuous and fruitful cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Euro-Arab Foundation, United Nations Economic and Social Committee for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the German International Cooperation Agency (...
After shortlisting and processing around 800 application, RCREEE contracts six new interns as part of the APSEY program. The contracted interns are from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen. The 6th round started on 10th of April 2016, with the support of the OPEC Fund for International...
Within the framework of Solar Atlas for the Mediterranean Project, RCREEE participates in the organization of two training courses on solar resources and PV technology. The two courses are organized as a part of RCREEE efforts to contribute in building and strengthening of Arab expertise in fields...
TaqaWay sustainable energy knowledge portal started a new cooperation with Energypedia. This cooperation is to reinforce the accessibility of information related to renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). In addition, it facilitates finding reliable, accurate and updated information on RE...
“Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms - How to make EE bankable?” The league of Arab States in cooperation with RCREEE, GIZ and MED-ENEC organized a round table discussion on “Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms – How to make EE bankable?” in Cairo, Egypt from 6 to 7 December, 2015. In his...
September 06, 2015- Within the framework of Solar Med Atlas project, RCREEE in coordination with RENAC renewable academy, organized a Seminar entitled “Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme on solar energy" in Cairo, Egypt. The course targeted professionals in the field of solar energy in the MENA...
June 09 2015, under the patronage of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Dr. Nabil El Araby, the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held its 11th annual session. As an observer, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) participated in the 11 th...

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Description: Most of the Arab countries energy systems are currently characterized at the same time by an increasing growth in electricity demand coupled with a high reliance on conventional fossil fuels in their electric power generation.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: The intention behind monitoring and evaluation is to inform interested parties about the performance of the national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAP’s) and to improve the planning as well as the design of the future one’s.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX Energy Efficiency 2013 provides an assessment of countries’ progress in energy efficiency according to four evaluation categories: Energy Pricing, Policy Framework, Institutional Capacity and Utility.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX Renewable Energy 2013 provides an assessment of current conditions for development of renewable energy and progress to date in the Arab region according to four evaluation categories: Market Structure, Policy Framework, Institutional Capacity....
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: This booklet is organized in two main sections, the first one gives a brief view in chart format on RCREEE member states actions regarding ratification of United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol and registered CDM projects.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English

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