An Official Energy Saving Initiative In Lebanon

Weekends are usually days spent at my parents’ house in northern Lebanon. And almost every time I go up there, something new/weird/interesting comes up!

The past weekend I came across the below energy-saving “light bulbs” in the dining room. They were not installed yet and clearly they don’t go with the existing lighting fixtures we have.
The real surprise came when I asked my brother about them: He said that they are given away in exchange of the same amount of traditional yellow bulbs from the house by the person in charge of collecting the power bill!

Impressive, right? Even for a small gesture, I saw this move as quite substantial and definitely in the right direction!
I wonder how people react when such a proposal is brought up! I’m sure none of us here in Lebanon are accustomed to having a responsible official authority urging us to go green and making such initiatives!

Looking forward to see what they could come up with next!
Maybe a mass discount for installing solar panels for households? That could work!

What do you think?

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4 Responses to An Official Energy Saving Initiative In Lebanon

  1. Mariam says:

    Finally, something good is happening 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jimmy says:

    Lebanon goes green , Yes !
    Subventionning solar pannels for heating water and why not producing home electricity ! Windmills , Rain water collecting system and most of all promoting a good ISOLATION of homes in Bekaa and in the mountains , collective transportation inside of Beirut : we definitely need a Metro.

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