Lebanon

Lebanon relies on importing fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy demand. 94% of the country’s total primary energy consumption is for fossil fuels, while 88% of the installed energy capacity is fossil fuel fired. The remaining 12% comes from renewable energy; mostly hydropower.

Still, Lebanon suffers from disruptions on the delivery of these energy imports, as well as from sustained electricity supply. Lebanon aims to have 30% of its electricity to be provided by renewable resources by 2030. Lebanon adopted its second NEEAP in 2016. It aims for a level of 5% savings in the total Lebanese electric power demand in 2020.

Lebanon is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) Executive Director, Ahmed Badr attended the 12 th meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity and its 33rd Executive Bureau meeting held on 5-6 April 2017 at the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States'...
RCREEE Board of Trustees Chairman and Director of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) Eng. Pierre El Khoury, and RCREEE executive committee member Mr. Ziad Zein visited RCREEE secretariat in Cairo on 4 April 2017. During the visit, Eng. Pierre met with RCREEE Executive committee...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the regional GIZ project RE-ACTIVATE are organizing a regional conference on “Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions in the Arab Region: A Driver of Local Value and Job...
The Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education has recently issued a new decision to include a 60-hour technical course on “solar photovoltaic installations, maintenance and operation” in the curriculum of the third year technical baccalaureate (BT “electrotechnique”). The decision number...
Lebanon assumed the presidency of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Board of Trustees (BoT) during the 14th Board of Trustees meeting held on 27 and 28 February 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. The BoT presidency was transferred from Mr. Ayman Ismail the General Director of the...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) contributed to the World Bank Report “RISE – Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy”. RCREEE experts contributed to the data collection from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. RISE is a...
The League of Arab States and RCREEE has organized this month together in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy a workshop on “The Arab Renewable Energy Framework and Renewable Energy Progress Reporting Guideline for LAS Member States”, which took place on...
RCREEE has co-organized with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) a knowledge exchange mission on 8-9th of December in order to support the country with the design and draft of the Power Purchase Agreement for the first large scale wind farm tender. With the purpose of building on the...
Marrakech, Morocco – 17 November, 2016 – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launches the 3rd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX) Renewable Energy 2016 report in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Vienna, Austria- November 2016, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved a larger grant in support of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). OFID Director-General, Mr. Suleiman Al-Herbish and RCREEE Executive Director, Ahmed Badr signed the new grant agreement on...

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