The Council of Ministers of Lebanon approved the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011-2015 for Lebanon (NEEAP) on 10 November 2011. The NEEAP includes 14 initiatives summarizing all national objectives, programmes and policies in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.
LCEC has updated the NEEAP 2015-2020 while preparing the Renewable Energy Strategy for Lebanon 2015-2020. The Lebanese NEEAP is prepared in conformance with the Arab EE guideline (based on the EU directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy service).
In March 2016, the second NEEAP for the period 2016-2020 was adopted, with energy efficiency measures being the foremost priority. In the same year, the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for the same period was also published. Both action plans focused on measures that pave the way to achieving the target of 12% of primary energy consumption from renewable energy for both electricity generation and heating purposes, by 2020.
Today, the Republic of Lebanon is adopting and committing to the third NEEAP, which covers the period 2021-2025. This action plan will enhance the roadmap towards the path of sustainability and will shape the policy dialogue for all stakeholders in Lebanon who acknowledge, now and more than ever, that energy efficiency is the cheapest and most readily available “fuel source” Lebanon could benefit from.
Current Status: Under development, expected publication by early 2021.
Next Steps: Publishing of the report entitled: “Towards the 3rd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) 2021-2025 for the Republic of Lebanon - Evaluation of energy efficiency measures for the Lebanese built environment”, prepared by Navigant Consulting, Inc., n/k/a Guidehouse Inc. (“Navigant”), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under the International Climate Initiative, in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC).