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. 

4-6 June 2018-Brussels, Belgium: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 has dedicated a session tackling opportunities for the energy transition in the Mediterranean and the GCC regions. This session will focus upon the region ambitions plans and policies lifting the energy subsidies and potential to...
Cairo, Egypt –May 2018: Under the patronage of H.E. the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Dr. Ahmed Abul Ghiet and the Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity and Oil, Eng. Bakhit Al Rashidi , RCREEE co-organized in the 4th edition of ARFREE forum in Kuwait from (6 -7) May 2018. This year...
March 2018: In its first edition, RCREEE participates at Kuwait Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit” as a prime supporting association. RCREEE Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Badr is invited as an advisory panel member along with Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Director of studies,...
AFEX EE 2017 report: Remarkable progress in the Arab Energy Efficiency markets and unprecedented wave of subsidy reforms in the region “Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco continue spearheading” Cairo, Egypt – 4 March, 2018 –The recently issued Arab Future Energy Index™ (AFEX)- Energy Efficiency (EE) 2017...
In the framework of the Arab Energy Efficiency Day organized on 21 May by the Energy Department - Economic Sector - the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States. The Energy Department announces the 2018 competition on "The best practices and measures to improve energy efficiency in Air...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the regional GIZ project RE-ACTIVATE are organizing a regional conference on “Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions in the Arab Region: A Driver of Local Value and Job...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) contributed to the World Bank Report “RISE – Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy”. RCREEE experts contributed to the data collection from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. RISE is a...
The League of Arab States and RCREEE has organized this month together in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy a workshop on “The Arab Renewable Energy Framework and Renewable Energy Progress Reporting Guideline for LAS Member States”, which took place on...
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...

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