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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Title of the Session

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Time and Venue

16 June 2015, Marriott Hotel Zamalek – 11:00 am-12:30 pm


Energy is a major factor for development and one of the main engines of urban economic growth. Cities around the globe consume about 75% of global primary energy and emit between 50-60% of the world’s total greenhouse gases. There is currently a mono-dependency on fossil fuels, which is unsustainable as they are not infinite, and their depletion is a near reality. In Egypt, the state budget is heavily subsidizing fossil fuel consumption, which an unsustainable policy given the chronic budget deficit over the past few decades, as well as the foreseen rapid urbanization process. This session discusses current energy policies, the future of renewable energies in Egypt and ways to raise energy efficiency in different domains.

The aim of the Panel is to discuss:

  • What is the stability of the electricity service? What is the government doing?
  • What is the future of small scale electricity generation from solar panels in residential and public buildings?
  • To what extent is converting to efficient lighting systems resolving the current energy crises?
  • How is MURIS using feed-in tariff in upgrading informal markets and settlements?
  • How can energy efficiency be integrated into transportation planning?


Mr. Yaseen Abdel Ghaffar, Chief Executive Officer, Solarize Egypt

Mr. Mohamed  Bayoumi, Assistant Resident Representative, Environment Team Leader, United Nations Development Programme, Egypt

Dr.Hany El Gazali, Head of Energy Center, Cairo University

Dr. Doaa Sherif, Executive Director, Urban Training Institute in the Housing and Building National Research Center


Yasser Sherif, Consultant, Environics