FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE CEBC DEFINE CLEAN ENERGY?
The CEBC’s definition of clean energy includes all renewables technology plus carbon capture and storage and energy efficiency. We are generally supportive of the introduction of nuclear into the region, but are not actively representing the nuclear industry. In relation to energy efficiency we support technologies that can help improve supply side efficiency and support demand side measures to improve the efficient use of electricity, such as smart grids and distributed generation.
In relation to energy efficiency we represent technologies used to increase the efficiency of the supply, as well as the demand side of electricity usage including smart grids and distributed generation.
WHICH TECHNOLOGIES DO WE REPRESENT?
We will represent all technologies relevant to our members provided they fall within a broad definition of Clean Energy.
WHICH GOVERNMENTS DO YOU WORK WITH?
Currently, our focus is around the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but we are actively expanding our reach across the region.
DO YOU REPRESENT NUCLEAR POWER?
Currently our members are focused around clean energy technologies other than nuclear. Nuclear forms a large part of the energy agenda in the region so is integral to the dialogue on energy solutions. CEBC, however, are not actively engaged in representing the nuclear industry.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA TO JOIN?
Membership to the CEBC is subject to the CEBC By-laws and Code of Conduct. You may view these documents by visiting our ‘Membership’ section. All prospective members must be approved by the Board.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN? HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER?
WHAT COUNTRIES DO YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR DEFINITION OF THE MENA REGION?
The CEBC covers the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Yemen.
WHAT CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES ARE SUITABLE FOR THE MENA REGION?
Applications of clean energy technologies are determined, to a large degree, by the availability of naturally occurring energy resources and how cost effective they are to harness. Obvious technologies relevant to the region include Solar, wind, CCS, Energy Efficiency. Technologies with more restricted application include bio-energy and geothermal.