Yemen

Yemen produces and exports oil and gas from its indigenous fossil fuel resources. The country’s primary energy consumption is entirely based on fossil fuels. Yemen is also important on international energy trade due to its proximity to shipping routes. Yemen’s economy is dependent on the hydrocarbon sector, which accounts for nearly 60% of government revenues.
Yemen also faces low electricity access rates (40%) and its infrastructure is outdated, as well as insufficient to meet country’s needs, resulting in frequent blackouts. The government is making efforts to set add more electricity capacity to the country and to develop a renewable energy sector. Renewable energy targets and aims to have 15% of installed electricity capacity come from renewable energy resources by 2025. Yemen is also in the process of preparing its NEEAP to support more energy efficiency.

Yemen is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

RCREEE has launched in partnership with Plan Bleu a project on Energy Efficiency indicators. The Kick-off Workshop was organized during 6 -7 January 2011 in Tunisia. The objective of this project is to implement a set of indicators to be used to monitor and assess the energy efficiency policies in...
Under the framework of the League of Arab States initiative to prepare the Arab Energy Efficiency Guideline and with the coordination between the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the European Commission (EC) through MED-EMIP and MED-ENEC projects, according to the...
In line with the coordination between the Energy Department of the League of Arab States, European Commission (EC), sponsored projects MED-ENEC & MED-EMIP and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, a workshop was organized in Tunisia on July 26th and 27th. It was...
RCREEE Renewable Energy Conference was held in Amman, Jordan. At the conference, RCREEE presented a comparative study of RE and EE regulations in MENA, the most in depth study of the subject to date. The results of the DANIDA-financed study entitled “Economic, Technological and Environmental Impact...
Based on the needs its member states for developing wind energy and its optimal use, RCREEE, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, in collaboration with the NREA, The National Authority for New and Renewable Energy in Egypt, organized a regional training workshop on phases...
On 4th February 2009, RCREEE convened a Renewable Energy Round table. At the round table, Egyptian and regional experts engaged in a lively discussion on the potentials of the Mediterranean Solar Plan and the regulatory framework to support green electricity production. The round table demonstrated...
On 3rd February 2009, the RCREEE Board of Trustees Meeting convened for its first official meeting in Cairo. The Board of Trustees is the supreme body of RCREEE and comprises representatives from the 10 RCREEE member states. At the meeting, the RCREEE Organizational Charta was officially adopted...
Standardization and Certification of Solar Water Heaters is a process aimed at engaging the market of SWHs to a quality system that is regularly bringing changes in the institutional framework, procedures and standards. The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) has...
On the invitation of the Government of Libya, on the May 14, 2008 a second preparatory workshop was held in Tripoli, Libya. The workshop was attended by representatives of six MENA countries: Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Egypt as well as representatives from the development partners:...
On the 29th and the 30th of January 2008, a regional workshop on the MENA Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (MCREEE) was held in Cairo. The stated objectives of the workshop were to screen and confirm the willingness of the MENA region Countries to cooperate with the new Center, as...

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