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Yemen also faces low electricity access rates (40%) and its infrastructure is outdated, as well as insufficient to meet country’s needs, resulting in frequent blackouts.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.

November 11,2013 -Algeria: Under the patronage of H.E “Dr. Youcef Yousfi “Minister of Energy and Mines in Algeria, RCREEE in close cooperation with the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines organized a regional workshop on monitoring National...
Manama, October, 2013 RCREEE co-organized a workshop on “Integration of Renewable Energies with Electricity Grids”. The workshop tackled many issues such as the basic hindrances of integrating renewable energies with local electricity grids. Also, Arab and international experiences were presented...
15-16 April 2013, RCREEE in close co-ordination with International Energy Agency (IEA)and League of Arab States (LAS) with financial support from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)organized” The Energy Efficiency Policies Dialogue Workshop for the SEMED/Arab Region”. The...
In March, 2013, the League of Arab States (LAS) and RCREEE organized a workshop to present latest updates on the Arab Renewable Energy Framework (AREF) developed by Dr. Albrecht Kaupp from German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH. The workshop also discussed the template of the National Renewable...
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) in coordination with the Department of Energy in the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the RCREEE organized a regional workshop on “NEEAP Development in the Arab region: Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology”. The workshop ,held in...
On 29 th of November 2012, RCREEE organized in close cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) a regional seminar, held in Cairo, to present the results of the study performed on the “Energy Efficiency indicators in the Southern and Eastern...
After the adoption of the Arab EE Guideline on 23 November 2010 by the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Electricity Council of the League of Arab States, LAS Energy Department and RCREEE will proceed with providing the technical assistance needed in preparing and implementing the National...
In the framework of the MoU signed on March 2011, aiming to improve the conditions needed to facilitate the implementation of project activities under the CDM, especially the Programmatic Activities (PoA) and NAMAs in the MENA region, RCREEE organized jointly with CDM-JI Initiative two events in...
October 6-7, 2011, RCREEE organized a workshop on “Energy Efficiency indicators” project in Plan Bleu premises in Sophia Antipolis (France). The objective of this project is to implement a set of indicators to be used for monitoring and assessment of the energy efficiency policies in the 10 RCREEE...
On April 28, 2011 a workshop was held in Tunisia to discuss the developments on the preparation of NEEAP in RCREEE member states. The workshop was attended by members of the RCREEE Board of Trustees in addition to Mrs. Jamila Matar, director of Energy Department in the League of Arab States, and Mr...

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