Can Renewables Be the Answer to Lebanon's Energy Crisis?
For decades now, power cuts have been the norm in Lebanon. Since the end of the civil war, successive governments have failed to either rebuild the country’s power production infrastructure or stimulate the domestic energy sector, much less develop a sustainable energy strategy. The current economic and financial crisis has only exacerbated the problem, as the hard currency needed to import fuel supplies is dwindling fast.
Technical concepts, like “energy security,” have become common household terms in a country that is now under threat of a complete blackout. It is in this context that arguments for increasing the share of renewable energy sources have become even more compelling. Increasingly price-competitive renewables will not only reduce Lebanon’s greenhouse gas emissions, but they will also strengthen its energy security, in addition to multiple economic benefits.
Through this webinar, LCPS aims to highlight the different technical and financial advantages of certain green energy technologies, as well as identify the many challenges their implementation on a larger scale will pose.