Tunisia Energy Articles & Analysis

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While Tunisia has far fewer oil and gas reserves than its neighbours in the region, it was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the country’s demand began surpassing domestic production. It was then that Tunisia became dependent on foreign energy imports, and began diversifying its energy mix through renewables and energy efficiency...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Tunisia 2017

While Tunisia has far fewer oil and gas reserves than its neighbours, it was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the country’s demand began surpassing domestic production. It was then that Tunisia became dependent on foreign energy imports, and began diversifying its energy mix through renewables and efficiency campaigns to curb consumption. Local authorities are now looking to...

The past two years have seen the Tunisian economy follow a gentle upward trajectory – one that falls short of the pace of expansion needed to reduce poverty and improve the revenue base, but that nonetheless exhibits a marked improvement over previous years.

Un nouveau code des hydrocarbures pourrait donner une nouvelle impulsion à une série de solides projets actuellement en cours qui modifient le paysage énergétique tunisien à l’heure où l’État cherche à encourager de nouvelles sources de production pour faire face à une production pétrolière en baisse.

 

Tunisia’s energy balance shifted from surplus to deficit in 2000, and the country has since remained a net importer of energy. With domestic production falling and demand rising, Tunisia is looking to diversify its energy mix through renewables, higher imports and by promoting energy efficiency through a gradual scaling back of subsidies....

 

Renewable energies, especially solar, have significant potential in Tunisia. The country boasts annual irradiation rates of approximately 1800 to 2600 KWh per square metre, over 20% more than the most irradiated sites in Europe. Today, around 97% of electricity is still generated through fossil fuels. Renewable energy, most of which is...