MENA regional lighting policy facts

  • Annual electricity consumption 925.6 Twh.
  • Annual CO2emissions 1,994.4 million tons.
  • More savings are achieved if other inefficient technologies are phased-out from the street, public, commercial or industrial sectors.
  • Phasing out inefficient lighting in the region would save:
    • Nearly 31.8 Twh of electricity (an average of 6%)
    • Nearly 10 Mt of CO2 (2% of the total )
    • This would be equivalent to removing about 5 million vehicles off the road.
  • Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are responsible for 65% of the region’s energy consumption.
  • Six countries distributed 100 million CFLs: Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco and UAE.
  • Three countries have IL phase out target dates: Egypt, Tunisia & Lebanon
  • The cost for the region to transition to efficient lighting would be US$2,8 billion, with a simple payback of 1.7 years.
  • First National Energy Action Plan (NEAP) in the region 2011 refers to a phase out plan for inefficient light sources in households (Lebanon).
  • Best practice in supporting policy exists such as CFL VAT exemption (Jordan).
  • Work on promotion of CFL’s in the region started in 2005.

 

  • UAE – http://gulfnews.com/1.1247043?
  • Qatar – http://dohanews.co/qatar-to-phase-out-incandescent-light-bulbs/
  • Saudi – The Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP) is in the process of drafting regulations which focus on the phase out of least efficient light sources in residential and commercial/professional lighting. Please contact the MELA secretariat for more information.
  • Jordan http://www.jsmo.gov.jo/en/Pages/default.aspx
  • Bahrain http://www.moic.gov.bh/En/Commerce/StandardizationConsumerProtection/StandardsMetrologyDirectorate/Pages/index.aspx
  • Qatar?http://www.moe.gov.qa/English/SitePages/Default.aspx?– Qatar IL Ban Notice
  • Gulf Standards Organisation (GSO) http://www.gso.org.sa/gso-website/?lang=en
  • Other countries – News will be posted to this section of the MELA website once information becomes available and has been verified.