Kuwait

Kuwait is among the most fossil fuel rich countries in the world. The country holds one of the world’s largest oil reserves and, as an OPEC member, is a top oil-exporting country. Oil sales represent half of the country’s GDP, and account for 95% of government income. 

Kuwait’s electricity consumption relies almost entirely on oil products and natural gas for power generation. Currently, the country is facing important grid and capacity issues as well as rapidly growing energy demand. As a response to these shortages, the Kuwaiti government is planning to increase generation capacity in the next decades. Most of newly planned capacity will come from natural gas or oil, but the government also aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. These targets are to be achieved by capitalizing on the country’s wind and solar energy potential. Kuwait has also set energy efficiency targets to reduce energy consumption by 10% in the residential and industrial sector, as well as to improve power generation efficiency by 5% in the utility sector.

Kuwait is a RCREEE member state since 2014. 

Tackling Sustainable Financing of Development, RCREEE joins the second edition of Arab Sustainable Development Week 2019 held under the auspices of His Excellency, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi president of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt on 3-6 November 2019. As a speaker, RCREEE...
Today, many Arab countries suffer from several problems related to water and food security, many of which depend on energy-consuming desalination plants. Technological development and declining prices for solar systems and reverse osmosis desalination systems offer significant opportunities for...
September 25, 2019- Beirut, Lebanon: The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA organized a workshop on means to enabling Arab women in Sustainable Energy Field. Held on the side of...
The Middle East and North African region has an attractive market for renewables due to abundant availability of solar and wind resources. According to a recent report by one of the leading Global Renewable Energy Agencies, the expected regional renewable energy investments could reach $35 billion...
12 April 2019: under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign: “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for the Clean Energy Transition” , the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) organized the LTES campaign: 2019 international forum in Berlin on 10-12 April 2019. The objective of...
It was calculated that about 30% of the predicted global increase in energy demand will come from the Arab region.An urgent need to put more focus on Energy the residential, industrial and commercial sectors to reduce emissions is emerging. To further discuss this matter, Copenhagen Center on...
IDS GmbH in cooperation with RCREEE organize a 3-day conference and exhibition on "Implementation of Modern Technologies in Maintenance of Thermal/Natural Gas Power Plants and Wind Farms" held on 2-4 April 2019 at Sibenik, Republic of Croatia. The conference aims to enable knowledge exchange...
Role-models are an important catalyst to drive more young women towards clean energy and inspire them to aim for leaderships positions. RCREEE, in cooperation with ATA insights invite you to join our first webinar featuring Sustainable Energy Arab Female leaders’ experiences and discussing the...
As an advisory board member, RCREEE supports the Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum held from 29 April to 01 May 2019. The Saudi Sustainable Energy and Technology Forum takes into account the current renewable energy landscape, bringing together senior stakeholders, policy makers,...
In celebration of the Arab Energy Efficiency Day organized annually on 21 May by the Energy Department - Economic Sector - the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States., the Energy Department announces the 2019 competition on "Facilities Going Green: Best practice". The deadline for...

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Langauge: English
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Langauge: English
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Langauge: English
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Langauge: English
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Langauge: Arabic
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