The economics and politics of integrating renewables into electricity concessions in Lebanon

Publication type: Briefing Paper

Country: Lebanon

Author(s): Marc Ayoub Neil McCulloch

ACE Strategies: Building Coalitions

Keywords: Electricity


Lebanon desperately needs power. Its severe economic crisis, combined with its dependence on fossil fuels, is leading to a rapid deterioration in its electricity provision. However, there is clear potential for utility-scale renewables to be profitable while simultaneously lowering costs for providers and for customers. 

It is essential that a political solution is found to enable such investments in renewables to proceed. 

This Briefing Paper provides concrete recommendations for policy-makers and donors to further the development of renewables, from which the economy, the environment and the people of Lebanon can benefit.