Energy Minister Arthur Nazarian attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian said Monday that there was more than 70,000 times Lebanon's annual energy consumption available from geothermal energy.The minister underlined the need begin work on geothermal energy in Lebanon, as the extraction process takes a long time.Nazarian said that the ideal scenario would be to meet 0.2 percent of Lebanon's total energy needs with geothermal sources by 2025 . Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon Milagros Hernando emphasized the importance of renewable energy, adding that Spain was able to produce 50 megawatts of geothermal energy.
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