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Paving the way for the new investment plans to produce 40% of national electricity from in solar energy by 2030; the government is preparing new legal measures. These measures aim at encouraging production as they include regulations that will govern the incentives for the renewable energies and definition of the conditions to access to the...
In attempt to solve Electricity consumption challenges in Egypt, the government has agreed connecting the Egyptian and Saudi Arabia grid which would allow 3,000 megawatts exchange during peak times.  After the legal review of the agreement the Egyptian government approved the project. However, it still waits for the approval of the Saudi...
“Heading for a Sustainable Energy Future 2050” was a central theme for the two-day 3rd  Dii Desert Energy Conference in Berlin, Nov 7-8. Tareq Emtairah, RCREEE ED, participated in a panel session focusing on the renewable energy strategies of MENA countries and where do the countries stand with regard to defining renewable energy targets and...
The government plans to install 3500 Megawatt from solar energy; said Eng. Mahmoud Attia, Vice Chairman of Projects & Operations of New and Renewable Energy Authority (NERA). Besides, the government already launched abiding process for private sector to build wind farms with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts in the area of Zeit Mountain in the...
In the long process of empowering Northern Africa, a memorandum of understanding was signed by and between DESERTEC Foundation and the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE). This memorandum would allow experience exchange in regard of developing energy policy and regulation. Besides, Germany, France...
The Ministry of Energy and Water is taking serious steps to enhance energy efficiency in Lebanon. In this regard, the Ministry is seeking to install 1000 Solar PV public Street Lighting Systems and it has announced a new request for proposals for the supply and installation of these systems. Source: LCEC
The Egyptian National Energy Efficiency Action Plan NEEAP in the electricity sector has been officially launched by H.E. Minister of Energy and Electricity, Mahmoud Balbaa, during the workshop held on the 5th of November 2012 and organized by the Ministry of Energy and Electricity, the League of Arab States, and RCREEE. The NEEAP is considered to...
Saudi Arabia plans to fully depend on renewable and low carbon forms of energy as power sources. Saudi Arabia’s energy use is almost entirely from fossil fuels at present, with about two-thirds coming from oil and the remainder from gas. However, Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, founder of the King Faisal Foundation insisted that...
IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), with the support of Lebanon Ministry of Environment (MOE), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and UNDP, launch a national awareness campaign aiming at reducing air pollution through efficient energy in land transportation. This campaign shall promote sustainable and efficient energy use in land...
Schneider Electric in Egypt has established the first solar power plant, on 170-square-meter, in El-Farafra Oasis, New Valley Governorate. This place is characterized by brightly sun throughout the year. The plant produces 108 kWh / day which satisfy the oasis basic needs of electricity for homes and basic amenities. Source : Youm 7

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