The Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (previously Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea - IMELS) has been demonstrating a commitment to the energy efficiency and renewable energy market in Lebanon, encouraging the LCEC to benefit fromm international opportunities in this sector, including the submission of projects for international financing, and promoting a more important regional role of the LCEC with the neighboring countries.
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The Ministry for Energy and Water is the central public organization in charge of energy and water security issues in Lebanon. Since 2002, the Ministry has implemented numerous initiatives to support the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Lebanon through the work of the LCEC. LCEC continues today its activities under the leadership of the Ministry. The Ministry of Energy and Water has launched a number of international bids to build renewable energy projects in the country.
ENI CBC Med is the largest Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). The general objective of the ENI CBCMED Programme is to foster fair, equitable and sustainable economic, social and territorial development, which may advance cross-border integration and valorise participating countries’ territories and values. The LCEC is currently a partner in two projects funded by this programme: BEEP and ESMES. This programme had opened opportunities for LCEC to work with international and regional partners on topics tackling energy efficiency, renewable energy, capacity building and awareness raising.
The RCREEE is an independent not-for-profit regional organization based in Egypt and gathering 17 Arab countries, including Lebanon.
RCREEE aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab World. LCEC is a Board of Trustees and founding member of the RCREEE actively involved in most of its activities.
In Lebanon, electricity is supplied by Electricité Du Liban (EDL), a state owned Lebanese power utility. It is responsible for the generation, transition, and distribution of electricity to all Lebanese territories up to the highest possible quality standards and in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Lebanese Republic in order to support and promote economic growth and social development in Lebanon. LCEC is constantly collaborating with EDL on several axes, more actively on.
Guidehouse Energy Germany GmbH (formely Ecofys Germany GmbH) is one of LCEC’s key partners. Guidehouse and LCEC focus is on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies project. The collaboration has started through the MED-ENEC project and still ongoing. Currently, Guidehouse and LCEC are working together on the BUILD_ME project (https://www.buildings-mena.com/) related to energy efficiency solutions in the building sector. A new project COOL_ME with Guidehouse is currently being prepared and expected to start soon.
The Council is the UN-accredited global energy body. Its member list includes governments, businesses and expert organizations. The World Energy Congress, held over 20 times since the organization’s founding, is the world’s premier energy gathering. The World Energy Council continues to build on its long, stable history as a key player on the global energy scene. The Lebanon Committee of the World Energy Council is hosted by the LCEC.