Energy

Lebanon’s first wind farm on track

When Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil signed the contract February to construct the country’s first wind farm in north Lebanon’s Akkar, local residents expressed concerns about possible negative effects, but today, some of that fear has since abated. “Generating power using the sun and wind are productive projects…

Lebanon’s wind EoI draws companies from 21 countries

Companies from 21 countries have taken part in Lebanon’s Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the development of 200 MW-400 MW of wind capacity. Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) recently published a list of the 42 bidders that have responded to the EoI. Lebanese companies are most prevalent, followed by…

Lebanon In need of new energy

Lebanon’s electricity sector was not saved in 2017, despite an emergency plan from the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) endorsed by the cabinet earlier in the year. While the electricity needs for much of the country did not improve much this year, the outlook for 2018 and beyond looks…

Lebanon FM opens Diaspora Energy Conference in Johannesburg

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for the representation of the Lebanese diaspora with six parliamentary seats. “We should give the diaspora the required seating [in the Parliament], which is better than the seats that were given to [individuals] under non-Lebanese orders in some areas,” Bassil said in his opening speech…