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 is updating and developing 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).
Background: The Ministry of Energy and Water confirmed once again its commitment for renewables in its updated policy paper for the electricity sector published in 2019, which sets an ambitious target of 30% of the total electricity consumed in 2030 to be supplied from renewable sources. In this context, a roadmap for 2030 has been set in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to determine the necessary measures needed to ensure a successful implementation of these targets. Accordingly, there was a need to update the existing National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) to have a clear path for 2025 as a first step in reaching the 2030 targets.
Description & Objective: The NREAP 2025 is an action plan which aims to provide an in-depth assessment of the 2020 target of 12% including the determination of challenges and success factors. This gap analysis will provide a solid basis to identify the barriers and challenges hindering the development of renewables, and will be a cornerstone in setting various policies to resolve the regulatory, financial, technical, and social challenges, which is essential to successfully reach the short term and long-term renewable energy targets.
Current Status: Under development, expected publication by early 2021.