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RCREEE's participation in the Solar Keymark Network meeting

The Global Certification for Solar Thermal Products is an initiative to present of the first steps taken by the Solar Keymark Network towards the creation of a Global Mark for solar thermal products. SKN organized a workshop in the 5th of September, in Spain to show the recent development of the project along with other global experiences.  RCREEE participated in the workshop and presented ArSol (Arab Solar Certification Program) which will be included at the final report that explains the certification programs worldwide. RCREEE senior expert, MSc. Eng. Ashraf Kraidy, was assigned as a representative for the Arab countries. 
 
MSc. Eng. Ashraf Kraidy, attended The SKN meeting followed the workshop, along with representatives from USA as guests, the official network members consisted of the network chairman, Harald Drück, the network secretary, Jan Erik Nielsen, and representatives from certification bodies, testing facilities and European industries. The meeting's agenda included many topics such as certification scheme updates and internal regulations were discussed.
 
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RCREEE participates in Tunis workshop on the subject of creating a new MENA research institute for renewable energy

The creation of a Desertec Institute for socio-economic studies of renewable energies (DISEM) has been the subject of the workshop held in Tunisia, 3-4 September, under the auspices of the Desertec University Network in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Services and the Wuppertal Institute. Representatives from various Arab universities and research centers in the South Med partner countries participated in sharing views and needs for the creation of DISEM. Dr. Tareq Emtairah, RCREEE executive director, presented the experience from the establishment of RCREEE as a regional center concerned also with social & economic analysis and policy advice for governments of the region. Dr. Emtairah further highlighted the need for more research capacity in the region and emphasized the need for better coordination with existing initiatives to maximize the synergies and pool of resources in relation to policy oriented research in the field of sustainable energy.
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Algeria: the renewable energy plan enables the production of 12 000 Megawatt by 2030

The ministry of Energy and Mines waits for the adoption of an investment program aiming at developing energy sector by 80 billion dollar during the period of 2012 and 2016. The national program of renewable energies allows the reduction of energy consumption.
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Morocco: Morocco government seeks providing 25% of its energy need from renewable energy sources

Morocco’s minister of Mines, Energy, Water and Environment, “Fouad Douri”, announced the government's target to seek 25% of the country’s energy needs from renewable resources like wind and sun by 2020.
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International

European Council for Energy Efficiency Economy (ECEEE) calls for Papers

Celebrating 20 years of successful traditional summer studies, ECEEE summer studies calls for paper on energy efficiency. The papers should tackle means to rethink policies and options and reduced energy demand.
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Microbes Make Methane from Waste Wind Power

A New process to convert electricity into methane using microbes was recently discovered by scientists from Stanford and Pennsylvania State universities. The fuel permits the use of extra electricity produced by renewable sources.
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Upcoming Events

Beirut Energy Forum

13-14 September 2012
HILTON BEIRUT HABTOOR GRAND HOTEL, Lebanon
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MENA Renewable Energy Conference

17-19 September 2012
Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
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