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.

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...
On May 2, RCREEE with the support of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) welcomed five Syrian interns in the 8th round of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). This comes after RCREEE’s decision to fully dedicate the 8th round to the Arab Republic of Syria. The OFID...
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...
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...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the League of Arab States organized the 5 th meeting of the Solar Heaters Arab Mark and Certification Initiative Network (SHAMCI) which was held at Cairo on 25th October 2016. The SHAMCI network meeting...
The OPEC Fund for international Development (OFID) approved the extension of a US$ 150,000 grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) on 21 September 2016. The grant will support the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY) initiated by the Regional Center...
May 31 2016, under the patronage of H.E the Egyptian Minster of Electricity and Renewable Energy and chairman of the Executive Office of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity Dr. Mohamed Shaker, the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held its thirty-second meeting...

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