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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The Issam Fares Faculty of Technology hosted a seminar on “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” in collaboration with Yellow Eco Energy and the Federation of Koura Municipalities on 15 October 2015.

In his welcoming speech, Mr Ziad Zein, Public Relations Officer at the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) at the Ministry of Energy and Water, stressed the importance of renewable energy, noting that the Lebanese government had made a pledge to develop renewable energy production capacity to a level of 12 percent of the total electricity supply by 2020.

Mr Zein also emphasized the initiatives that had been adopted by the Lebanese government. These included: building the first model solar field project in Lebanon, Beirut River, which has a capacity of 1 MW; the completion of plans related to wind energy; the installation of lighting columns working on solar energy.

Dr Elias Khalil, Director of the Issam Fares Faculty of Technology, spoke about the importance of renewable energy to save energy in the electricity sector and reduce CO2 emissions in Lebanon.

Mr Karim Bou Karim stressed the need for renewable energy to reduce pollution and global warming.

Dr Sana Al Bonji said that renewable energy was the best alternative energy source to use in seeking to reduce the consumption of oil.

The seminar was also attended by a number of experts, who showcased the projects and initiatives that had already been adopted in the field of renewable energy. ​
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