Libya

Libya, a member of OPEC, holds one of the world’s largest crude oil reserves, and is an important natural gas and oil exporter to the world. However, Libya’s fossil fuel sector has been severely hit by the civil war since 2011 and has as of yet not fully recuperated. With oil and gas accounting for 96% of total government revenue, Libya’s economy is heavily dependent on its fossil fuel sector. Total primary energy consumption and installed energy capacity in Libya is 100% based on fossil fuels. Still, domestic electricity demand is outpacing capacity expansion, which is leading to increasing blackouts.

The Libyan government is making efforts to diversify its energy mix and to harness the country’s solar and wind potential. By 2030, Libya aims for 22% of electricity generation to come from renewable energy. Libya is also in the process of implementing its NEEAP.

Libya is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

Cairo- February 2018: In its annual meeting, Libya assumes RCREEE Board of Trustees ( BoT) presidency for one year starting February 21, 2018. Accordingly, Dr. Hamid Hameda El Sherwali , chairperson of the Board of Directors for Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL) is named the chairperson...
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...
With the support of the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, the African Union Commission (AUC) in cooperation with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the League of Arab States (LAS), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), NEPAD...
25 July 2017 - During a signature ceremony at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, RCREEE signed two Memorandum of Understandings with RES4MED and MEDENER to formalize and further enhance cooperation on renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency in the Mediterranean. MEDENER...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) Executive Director, Ahmed Badr attended the 12 th meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity and its 33rd Executive Bureau meeting held on 5-6 April 2017 at the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States'...
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...
After the successful completion of 6 rounds for the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY), RCREEE with the support of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) welcomes the 7 th round interns. The six interns from Egypt, Libya, Mauritania and Yemen joined RCREEE on 19 th...
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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