Useful Links

Useful Links

BY COUNTRY: EGYPT

EAEE: Egyptian Association for Energy and Environment

EAEE is a non -profit NGO. Members are persons engaged in industry, development, and utilization of energy and environment and we are promoting the utilization of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Egypt through education, research, technology development and marketing. Visit website.

JCEE: Egyptian German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The Joint Committee, abbreviated JCEE is a new form of a cooperation framework with a broad scope of  work for a sustainable energy future in Egypt through dissemination of renewable energy applications and energy efficiency technologies.

The JCEE offers a platform for energy policy discussion, for developing initiatives for investment as well as institutional projects, awareness and capacity building activities and establishing contacts and exchange between the two countries. It has links to bilateral initiatives on renewable energy and energy efficiency and tries to activate synergies between them. Visit website.

EGWEA: Egyptian Wind Energy Association

EGWEA promotes and supports wind energy development in Egypt by facilitating the exchange of technical information, expertise and experience in the wind energy sector. It aims to further the wind energy interests of Egypt in particular and developing countries in general. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: JORDAN

JRES: Jordanian Renewable Energy Society

The Jordanian Renewable Energy Society wants to stimulate the exploitation of renewable energy resources in Jordan or any where, world wide, and use that energy efficiently and feasibly for the benefit of Jordan and for all Arabic countries and invest in the know how of renewable energy technology for the benefit of the Arabic world and concentrate on the future energy from the sun. Visit website.

NCRD: National Centre for Research & Development: energy research programme

Performs studies, research, and experimental projects on the use of local new and renewable energy sources like oil shale wind energy, solar energy, bio-mass and geothermal. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: LEBANON

LSES: Lebanese Solar Energy Society. Visit website.

LGBC: Lebanon Green Building Council

The aim of the organization is to provide a Lebanese certification system for buildings that adopt environmental parameters and to transform the way buildings and communities are designed into a prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: MOROCCO

ADEERE:  Agence Nationale pour le Development des Energies Renouvelables et l’Efficacité Energétique. Visit website.

MASEN: Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy

Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy, MASEN, is  a Joint Stock Company with a Board of Trustees and a Supervisory Board. The company aims at implementing a program for the development of integrated electricity production projects from solar energy with a minimum total capacity of 2000 MW. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: KUWAIT

KISR: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research: Renewable Energy Program and Energy Efficiency Technology Program

The Energy Center at KISR  has five programs. The Renewable Energy program and Energy Efficiency Technology Program are two of them. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: PALESTINE

PERC: Palestinian Energy and Environment Research Center

The Palestinian Energy and Environment Research Center Is a national R&D institution responsible for research and implementation of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Palestine. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: SAUDI ARABIA

KAUST: Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

The Solar and Alternative Energy Engineering Research Center wants to become a leading institute in renewable energy science and engineering and will provide the foundation for innovation in efficient and low-cost disruptive photovoltaic (PV) foundational technologies. The Center will start with a heavy focus on solar energy and expand in the future years to encompass areas such as energy storage, wind energy, and geothermal energy. Visit website.

Al Aghar Group Think Tank. Visit website.

 

BY COUNTRY: UAE

Emirates GBC

Emirates Green Building Council was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Visit website.

Masdar Institute

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. The Institute’s goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. Masdar Institute is based in Abu Dhabi. Visit website.

National Water & Energy Research Centre

The National Water and Energy Research Center, a subsidiary of ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority), was established in 1999 and carries out research of water and energy utilizing modern innovative technology; specifically concerning power generation and water desalination.  The development of renewable and alternative energy techniques is a main concern for the center, as well as the transfer of knowledge, innovation and national and regional participation affording technical and cost effective solutions for the preservation of the environment and a variety of power and water resources. Visit website.

MESIA

The Middle East Solar Industry Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which aims to provide an all-inclusive platform bringing together stakeholders from the UAE solar industry. Visit website.

 

BY INDUSTRY: SOLAR INDUSTRY

SolarPACES

SolarPACES is an international cooperative network bringing together teams of national experts from around the world to focus on the development and marketing of concentrating solar power systems (also known as solar thermal power systems). It is one of a number of collaborative programs, called Implementing Agreements, managed under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency to help find solutions to worldwide energy problems. MENA members include UAE and Algeria. Visit website.

LSES: Lebanese Solar Energy Society. Visit website.

MASEN: Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy

Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy, MASEN, is  a Joint Stock Company with a Board of Trustees and a Supervisory Board. The company aims at implementing a program for the development of integrated electricity production projects from solar energy with a minimum total capacity of 2000 MW. Visit website.

MESIA

The Middle East Solar Industry Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which aims to provide an all-inclusive platform bringing together stakeholders from the UAE solar industry. Visit website.

 

BY INDUSTRY: WIND ENERGY

GWEC, Global Wind Energy Council

GWEC is the global wind industry trade association, providing a credible and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at the international level. Our mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits. Visit website.

 

REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

RCREEE has ten founding members, including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. RCREEE works closely with the Arab League. RCREEE is doing significant work in the areas of policy and regulation. It is working to develop SWH certification and standardization, model land use agreements, national energy efficiency plans and other areas of critical importance to the sector. They have also developed an Arabia RE strategy, Arab Energy Efficiency Guideline and Arabia vision for solar electricity generation. Visit website.

MED-ENEC: Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in the Mediterranean

This collaboration funded in large part by German and working with RCREEE is supporting the development of national energy efficiency plans. Visit website.

The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network

The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network aims to respond to the common interests of stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU, active in the field of clean energy. The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network is the practical instrument for development of concrete cooperation activities on clean energy, including the related policy and technology aspects, among various players across the EU and GCC countries.

MASDAR Institute, in Abu Dhabi, UAE is the GCC counterpart to the EU Consortium in the Network’s development and operation. Visit website.

AFED: Arab Forum for Environment and Development

The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) is a not-for-profit regional non-governmental organization, grouping experts together with the civil society, business community and media, to promote prudent environmental policies and programmes across the Arab region. Visit website.

OME: Observatoire  Méditerranéen de l’ Energie

OME is a nonprofit Association created in 1988. The Association counts thirty three leading Mediterranean energy companies from sixteen countries. The offices are located in Nanterre- France. The main objective of the Association is to promote cooperation and collaboration with major energy companies operating in the Mediterranean region, making of energy an element for regional integration. Visit website.

MEDREC : Mediterraneal Renewable Energy Centre

Centre for training, information dissemination, networking and development of pilot projects in the field of renewable energies, based in Tunis. The Partners of the MEDREC are International and Governmental Institutions, working on energy and environmental sustainability, in the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Set up by the Italian Ministry of The Environment and Territory (IMET), the Ministry for Industry and Energy of Tunisia (TMIE) and the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Efficiency (ANME). Visit website.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To date, 148 states and the European Union signed the Statute of the Agency; amongst them are 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 17 American and 10 Australia/Oceania States.

Mandated by these governments worldwide, IRENA will promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms or renewable energy. Acting as the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA will facilitate access to all relevant renewable energy information, including technical data, economic data and renewable resource potential data. IRENA will share experiences on best practices and lessons learned regarding policy frameworks, capacity-building projects, available finance mechanisms and renewable energy related energy efficiency measures. IRENA is based in Abu Dhabi. Visit website.

IEA – International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond.

Founded in response to the 1973/4 oil crisis, the IEA’s initial role was to help countries co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in oil supply through the release of emergency oil stocks to the markets.

While this continues to be a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded. It is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative and unbiased research, statistics, analysis and recommendations.

Today, the IEA’s four main areas of focus are:

  • Energy security: Promoting diversity, efficiency and flexibility within all energy sectors
  • Economic development: Ensuring the stable supply of energy to IEA member countries and promoting free markets to foster economic growth and eliminate energy poverty
  • Environmental awareness: Enhancing international knowledge of options for tackling climate change
  • Engagement worldwide: Working closely with non-member countries, especially major producers and consumers, to find solutions to shared energy and environmental concerns

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Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders. Visit website.

REN21

REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, is a policy network that provides a forum for international leadership in renewable energy policy. The overarching goal of REN21 is the promotion of policies that will increase the wise use of renewable energy worldwide. In order to achieve this objective, REN21 encourages action in three areas: Policy, Advocacy, and Exchange. REN21’s flagship publication, the annual Renewables Global Status Report, is the most frequently referenced source of information on renewable energy policies and market developments. Visit website.

REEEP

The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a non-profit, specialist change agent aiming to catalyse the market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a primary focus on  emerging markets and developing countries.

REEEP initiates and funds projects; targeted interventions in two specific areas that offer the greatest potential for developing the market for sustainable energy:

  • assisting governments in creating favourable regulatory and policy frameworks
  • promoting innovative finance and business models to activate the private sector

REEEP develops and supports policy-maker networks with initiatives such as the Energy Efficiency Coalition (EEC), the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) and Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL). Visit website.