Finally, for the first time in history, and many years too late, the Lebanese government will buy energy from the private sector which will generate it from a renewable source: wind.
This week, the cabinet gave three companies licenses to build wind farms in Lebanon’s Akkar region.
The wind farms are expected to generate around 200MW of power, enough for 200,000 households in Lebanon.
The law which OKs buying electricity from the private sector dates back to 2002, and was updated in 2010. Now, in 2017, projects have finally been sanctioned, 15 years after the first law was passed.
This is great news, especially with talk about billions of your dollars being spent on temporary, environmentally-unfriendly power ships. This at a time the government is trying to hike taxes across the board… It’s unacceptable that billions of dollars be spent on a temporary fix for the electricity, when more permanent, and more importantly, sustainable options can happen.
[Photo Ian Dick | Flickr]