Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) was established in 2013 as a non-profit trade association to represent the private-sector companies and firms’ active sector. The main purpose of the union is to promote the use of Renewable Energy (RE) in Afghanistan. AREU’s mandate is to act as a lobbying union to establish Renewable Energy as a permanent pillar of Afghanistan’s national energy industry. The union tries to do this by encouraging, supporting and assisting national and international investors and members of the union by taking advantage of tremendous investment opportunities available in the sector of this country. The union guides the stakeholders to utilize the country’s trade policies and procedures on Renewable Energy sector. The union represents over 100 companies in the energy sector of the country. They are active in project development, developing new initiatives, project management, provision of energy related services, energy equipment production, and construction intervention in the Solar, Hydro, Biomass and Geothermal sectors.