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Existing Institutions S erving as Information Sources in Lebanon Socio-economic Development in the Era of Renewable Energies: Towards the Creation of a Research Institution for the MENA region based on the DESERTEC Concept. Ibrahim H. OSMAN

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Existing Institutions Serving as Information Sources in LebanonSocio-economic Development in the Era of Renewable Energies: Towards the Creation of a Research Institution for the MENA region based on the DESERTEC Concept

Ibrahim H. OSMAN

Professor of Business Information and Decision System

Associate Dean for Research,

OlayanSchool Business

American University of Beirut,

Beirut – Lebanon

Email: ibrahim.osman@aub.edu.lb

table of content
Table of Content
  • Government Sources
  • Private/Public Universities/Centers
  • Non-Government Agencies
  • Some of Main Obstacles
government sources
Government Sources
  • LCEC- Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation.
  • Affiliated to the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water.
  • Addresses end-use energy conservation and renewable energy at the national level.
  • Supports the Government of Lebanon to develop and implement national strategies that promote the development of efficient and rational uses of energy and the use of renewable energy at the consumer level.
  • NEEAP 2011-2015 : the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Lebanon, Approved by the Council of Ministers of Lebanon on Nov 10th 2011.
  • http://www.lcecp.org.lb/index.php
  • Conservation (LCEC
neeap i nitiatives
NEEAP Initiatives
  • Banning import of incandescent lamps by end of 2012
  • Adoption of energy conservation law & institutionalize LCEC as National Energy Agency for Lebanon by 2014 (audit, standards for appliances, etc).
  • Promote decentralized power generation by PhotoVoltaic & Wind applications in residential and commercial sector to achieve 50 to 100 MW by 2015.
  • Solar water heaters for buildings, achieve 190,000 m2 of solar collectors by 2014.
  • Design & implement strategy for efficient street lighting
  • Electricity generation from wind power (100-200 MW by 2014)
  • Electricity generation from solar energy
  • Electricity generation by Hydro power
  • Geothermal waste to energy
  • Building energy efficiency code for Lebanon
linked to government 1
Linked to Government (1)
  • Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) assumes responsibility for the executionof projectsunder the supervision of the Council of Ministers;
  • Coordinateswith international agencieson behalf of govermentwith UN- ESCWA, World Banks and
  • Producesreports on Social & Economic Development in Lebanon.
  • http://www.cdr.gov.lb/
linked to government 2
Linked to Government (2)
  • Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Objectives are:
  • • To draw the general outline of a national science and research policy;

• To advise the government on any issue concerning science and national science policy;

• To carry out surveys and inventories of on-going research;

• To formulate work programs in cooperation with the concerned ministries and the private sector;

• To initiate and encourage scientific research in the theoretical and applied aspects of basic, social and behavioral sciences.

  • http://www.cnrs.edu.lb/index.php
cnrs centers and activities
CNRS Centers and Activities:

Main Centers

  • Center for Marine Sciences
  • Center for Geophysics
  • Center for Remote Sensing
  • Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission
  • Major activities:

• Scholarship Grant Program for advanced studies and research;

• Research Grant Program for research support;

• CNRS Associate Research Units Program in cooperation with top ranking laboratories in the country

united nation lebanon
United Nation Lebanon
  • UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN ASIA (ESCWA)
  • Support economic and social development in the countries of the region; 
  • Promote cooperation between the countries of the region;
  • Encourage interaction between member countries and promote the exchange of experience, best practice and lessons learned;
  • Achieve regional integration between member countries; 
  • Ensure interaction between Western Asia and other regions, bringing the concerns and needs of the countries in the region to the attention of the rest of the world.
  • www.escwa.un.org
lebanese universities institutions 1
Lebanese Universities /Institutions (1)
  • TheMunib and Angela Masri Institute for Energy and natural Resources at the American University of Beirut (AUB)
  • Mission :To provide a vehicle for promoting research and advanced study in the petroleum, water, and energy disciplines, as well as a focal point for collaborative research among scientists, engineers, and professionals in Lebanon and the world at large.
  • Research themes:
  • - Alternative energy and energy efficiency.
  • - Exploration and recovery of oil and gas.
  • - Efficient downstream processing of oil and gas.
  • - Energy management and resource planning.
  • - Policy research, legislation development, and technology need assessment, and Energy Management at FEA and OSB.
  •  http://www.aub.edu.lb/units/masri_institute/
lebanese universities institutions 2
Lebanese Universities /Institutions (2)
  • WATER ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER (WEERC) at Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU)
  • WEERC at NDU aims at investigating the water and energy resources, and the state of environment situation in Lebanon and the MENA region under its multi-facial aspects.
  • The role of this center is to develop appropriate strategies and provide training for the proper optimization and an integrated management of water and energy use that contributes to a prosperous environment.
  • http://www.ndu.edu.lb/research/weerc.htm
lebanese universities institutions 3
Lebanese Universities /Institutions (3)
  • Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is a Lebanese institution for studies, industrial research and scientific testing and analysis.
  • Conduct research on energy savings among others.
  • http://www.iri.org.lb/research.html
lebanese universities institutions 4
Lebanese Universities /Institutions (4)
  • CREEN: Centre Régional de l'Eau et de l'Environnementat(ESIB)
  • Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth Faculté d'ingénierie
  • http://www.fi.usj.edu.lb/
lebanese universities institutions 5
Lebanese Universities /Institutions (5)
  • Lebanese University- Faculty Of Engineering
  • http://ulfg.ul.edu.lb/pages/
  • www.ul.edu.lb for other faculties and institutes within the University.
ngos in lebanon
NGOs In Lebanon
  • The Lebanese Association for Energy Saving & for Environment
  • ALMEE is involved in energy efficiency in buildings as well as renewable energy conducting research and providing consultancy services.
  • Participated in a number of EU research projects (INCO), in technical and consultancy projects regarding energy, renewables and energy efficiency; cooperating with EU institutions, research centers and companies as well as international organizations (UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCO, World Bank etc.) in several energy projects.
  • http://www.almee.org/
list of companies in energy sector
List of Companies in Energy sector
  • RESSOL-MEDBUILD Fraemwork: Research Elevation on integration of solar technologies, into Mediterranean buildings
  • http://www.ressol-medbuild.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=27.
  • The above link provides a list of emails and web links to many companies and institutions engaged with energy sector in Lebanon.
some of main re obstacles
Some of Main RE Obstacles
  • Lack of Proper Governance
  • Lack of Proper Data on RE
  • Lack of joint Private – Public initiatives
  • Lack of RE Promotion despite limited incentive given to household
  • GeoPolical Conflicts &
  • Political Instability.