Syria

Syria's energy sector has been heavily affected by the ongoing hostilities. Prior to the conflict, Syria was a leading natural gas and oil producer in the region. The energy sector accounted for a fourth of government income. Syria is facing difficulties in providing for domestic energy demand, such as electricity service, heating and fuel oil, which results in frequent blackouts.

94% of generated electricity comes from conventional thermal power plants based on oil and gas, whereas 6% come from hydropower. The government has set a 30% from renewable energy resources by 2030.

Syria is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

On 30 June 2020: Aiming to facilitate the usage of IRENA FlexTool in the context of the ongoing initiatives in the region, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) coorganized IRENA FlexTool training for Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). During the opening...
Countries in the MENA Region are dependent on fossil fuels and economies are still characterized by high energy intensity. Over the last few years, the energy markets in this region have opened up for private-sector involvement and existing energy subsidies have been reduced, resulting in...
The unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, triggered several challenges and uncertainties in different sectors, where the renewable energy industry is no exception to this suffering. Renewable energy is well acknowledged as an indisputable...
After organizing several certification rounds in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Syria/Lebanon, RCREEE in co-operation with League of Arab States welcome all Arab industrial, service and commercial establishments and individuals interested in the market of energy managers to register at PA-CEMP program...
In 2018, the global electric vehicles (EVs) fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year as confirmed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2019 Global EV outlook. Additionally, the cost of EVs in the past five years has dropped sharply encouraging more adoption of EVs...
The Arab States region doubles capacity in renewables in just two years. Increased effort needed to reach ambitious targets and accelerate climate action The Arab States region has doubled its capacity to produce renewable energy in the space of just two years, says fifth edition of AFEX report by...
January 2020- Cairo, Egypt: With great pleasure and excitement the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) family welcomed on board new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth ™ (APSEY). Joining us from seven different member states, namely,...
November 3, 2019- Cairo, Egypt: RCREEEE 18th Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting was held in an extraordinary session in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting kicked off with a welcoming speech by BoT chairman and Director of the National Energy Research Center (NERC), Dr. Younis Ali. The meeting agenda included a...
Tackling Sustainable Financing of Development, RCREEE joins the second edition of Arab Sustainable Development Week 2019 held under the auspices of His Excellency, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi president of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt on 3-6 November 2019. As a speaker, RCREEE...
Today, many Arab countries suffer from several problems related to water and food security, many of which depend on energy-consuming desalination plants. Technological development and declining prices for solar systems and reverse osmosis desalination systems offer significant opportunities for...

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Description: It’s the second edition of The Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX). It provides an assessment and benchmark tool that provides a detailed comparison of renewable energy and energy efficiency development in 17 countries of the Arab region on more than 30 diffe
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2015
Langauge: English
Description: The study aims to collect renewable energy and energy efficiency laws in the Arab countries covered in the study, classify and evaluate them.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: Arabic
Description: A guide to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) development process. NEEAP are being developed in the Arab region to effectively create sustainable long-term market transformation towards energy efficiency through electricity savings.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: An overview of support programs and financial instruments for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to which public and private sector actors in RCREEE member states are eligible to apply.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This report summarizes the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy and highlights the main motives for its adoption, and its relation with the AREF key provisions and NREAP template as tools for implementation.
Document type: Plans
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: English
Description: This document defines the SHAMCI certification scheme, and gives the rules for certification of solar collectors and solar water heaters for the Arab States .
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: English
Description: This version of the guide comes to monitor developments in the Arab region at the level of policies, legislations, plans and projects for renewable energy.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2013
Langauge: Arabic
Description: The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This booklet provides an overview of NAMAs and their difference from CDM. Then it gives the key characteristics of NAMAs and the different methods to develop NAMA concept.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2012
Langauge: English
Description: This report focuses on the potential for mobilising NAMAs and sectoral mechanisms. A separate report focuses on the potential for utilising the CDM and Programmatic CDM in each of the RCREEE member countries, and includes useful background and an overview
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2011
Langauge: English

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