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.

RCREEEE launched an online training program on Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) Quality Assurance and Certification Scheme in the Arab region. The training course is designed in accordance to Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative ( SHAMCI ) certification rules and according to...
A specialized training program was held in the Tunisian capital on 15-19 December 2014 titled “Procedures of Granting SHAMCI certification to solar thermal systems”. The training was attended by representatives of Arab countries that officially joined the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification...
In collaboration between the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro-Arab Foundation, a five days training course on “The Design and Implementation of Renewable Energy Action Plans” was successfully organized in Granada,...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) organized a regional workshop at the headquarter of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt on December 1, 2014. The workshop was attended by RCREEE national focal points concerned with monitoring the implementation of...
RCREEE published a new report on international support programs and financial instruments available for sustainable energy projects in RCREEE member states. The report is based on MEDA Finance Survey 2014, a survey on the MENA region’s private and public sectors eligible for an exhaustive survey of...
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved in August 2014 a US$100,000 grant in support of an internship program for youth to address energy efficiency issues. The grant was extended to the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), an organisation...
Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and in the framework of the continuous and fruitful technical cooperation between the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), RCREEE...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) held a panel session titled “The Role of SMEs in Sustainable Energy Transition” during the Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ARFREE) on 18 June, at El Gouna, Egypt. RCREEE’s panel session presented the...
In an attempt to evaluate RCREEE member states’ readiness for applying SHAMCI rules, SHAMCI team has prepared two surveys: one for manufacturers and exporters and another one for test labs and certification bodies. The surveys aim at evaluating and assisting the 13 member states in awarding SWHs...
Results of the recently conducted survey on Capacity development identified some knowledge and skill gaps in key areas related to Energy Efficiency basis and assessment. This includes energy data collection, analysis, statistics and balance, energy indicators, existing program and applications and...

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