American University of Beirut

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

​​​Policy Brief


Marc Ayoub, ​​Energy Researcher, Energy Policy and Security Program, IFI​
Neil McCulloch, Executive Director, The Policy Practice, UK.​

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 was published by the Anti-Corruption Evidence​ (ACE) research consortium. It 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.

Read the brief​.

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