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. 

The “Arab Energy Efficiency Day” is a pan-Arab initiative that aims to raise the awareness of energy efficiency practices and technologies in the Arab region. The Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity at the League of Arab States (LAS) sets strategic goals to enhance Arab cooperation in the...
Building the Arab Sustainable Energy Caliber: Five Interns at a Time RCREEE starts another round of its regional internship program Cairo, Egypt –3 December, 2013- The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) hosts five more young talents from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and...
November 11,2013 -Algeria: Under the patronage of H.E “Dr. Youcef Yousfi “Minister of Energy and Mines in Algeria, RCREEE in close cooperation with the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines organized a regional workshop on monitoring National...
Manama, October, 2013 RCREEE co-organized a workshop on “Integration of Renewable Energies with Electricity Grids”. The workshop tackled many issues such as the basic hindrances of integrating renewable energies with local electricity grids. Also, Arab and international experiences were presented...
15-16 April 2013, RCREEE in close co-ordination with International Energy Agency (IEA)and League of Arab States (LAS) with financial support from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)organized” The Energy Efficiency Policies Dialogue Workshop for the SEMED/Arab Region”. The...
In March, 2013, the League of Arab States (LAS) and RCREEE organized a workshop to present latest updates on the Arab Renewable Energy Framework (AREF) developed by Dr. Albrecht Kaupp from German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH. The workshop also discussed the template of the National Renewable...
In the framework of the MoU signed on March 2011, aiming to improve the conditions needed to facilitate the implementation of project activities under the CDM, especially the Programmatic Activities (PoA) and NAMAs in the MENA region, RCREEE organized jointly with CDM-JI Initiative two events in...
Under the framework of the League of Arab States initiative to prepare the Arab Energy Efficiency Guideline and with the coordination between the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the European Commission (EC) through MED-EMIP and MED-ENEC projects, according to the...
Kuwait, June 2013, RCREEE participated in the first Kuwait Energy and Efficiency conference which took place at the Hilton Kuwait Resort on 2-4 June 2013. The event aimed at creating a platform for meaningful discussions to establish an effective regulatory framework and energy efficiency strategy...
Cairo, Egypt – 21 st May, 2013 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has published brief studies on its member states’ renewable energy and energy efficiency market. RCREEE’s thirteen Arab member states were ranked on fixed dimensions that include investments, institutional capacity, electricity pricing, future targets, and policies. The country profiles also analyze current and planned renewable energy projects. The profiles provide a simple tool for policy makers, researchers, and investors to know more about Arab states’ readiness in the field. RCREEE will launch the profiles at the Arab Energy Efficiency Day to be held in 21 st May in Cairo.

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