Mauritania

Mauritania is mostly reliant on fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy demand. Fossil fuels account for about 66% of primary energy consumption, while the remaining 34% come from biomass, which is mostly used for cooking and heating. Electricity is mainly  generated through thermal diesel engine generators. Due to increasing domestic energy demand and insufficient installed power capacity, total energy consumption exceeds national energy production by about 35%, resulting mostly in importation of fossil fuels. The  country is seeking to meet its growing energy demand with fewer fuel imports by integrating renewable energy as a source of power. By 2015 and 2020, Mauritania aims to achieve 15% and 20% respectively of primary energy consumption to come from renewable   energy, excluding biomass.

Mauritania is a RCREEE member state since 2014.

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...
December 24, 2018- Cairo, Egypt: Although the RE markets are not progressing at the same pace in all countries, nevertheless, the Arab region currently possesses adequate experience in following various approaches for deploying RE technologies. Competitive Bidding schemes, feed-in tariff, and net-...
RCREEE is pleased to strategically partner with Terrapinn organizing the The Solar Show MENA 2019. The Solar Show MENA 2019, which is co-located with The Wind Show MENA and The Energy Storage Show MENA, is one of the biggest renewable energy events in the region as its expected to help shaping the...
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have set their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in line with sustainable development goals 7 and 13 and are taking action towards achieving them. Progress is being made and efforts are ongoing, but the implementation is only scratching the...
October 11, 2018: RCREEE Executive Committee Member, Eng. KHALFALLAH , Planning Director, Eng. Ashraf Kraidy and SE Specialist,Eng. Rizk and DG-JRC Project Officerparticipated as speakers at the first webinar on "Energy Efficiency Policies & the Arab Future Energy Index" organized by Copenhagen...
1-4 October 2018, Marrakesh- Morocco: The OAPEC organized the Eleventh Arab Energy Conference. The theme of the Conference was “Energy and Arab Cooperation the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The 3-day conference discussed the transformations in global oil and gas markets and their...
October1, 2018 -Kigali, RWANDA: The African Commission of Energy, in collaboration with the International Agency of Energy ‘IAE’ and the Ministry in charge of Energy and Water of the Republic of Rwanda organized its 1st workshop under the theme ‘Energy Efficiency, a tool for the implementation of...
October 12, 2018- Cairo, Egypt: The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the European Union Technical Assistance Facility (EU TAF) organized the 1st Technical Meeting of the “Guidelines for Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), Energy Labelling and Eco-Design at the...
September 15, 2018- Cairo, Egypt: RCREEE Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Badr and OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Director-General, Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish signed a third grant for RCREEE’s regional internship program, APSEY. The program received a total grant of 180,000 USD to...
Cairo, 25 July 2018 . The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is delighted to welcome on board seven new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). Hailing from six different member states, namely, Egypt, Djibouti, Morocco, Palestine,...

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