Publication Type: Briefing Paper
Countries: Lebanon
Authors: Marc Ayoub, Neil McCulloch
Publication date: June 2021
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.