Minister Boustani attends a conference in Beirut, Sept. 25, 2019. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Energy and Water Minister Nada Boustani reiterated Wednesday that renewable energy will represent 12 percent of the total generated energy in 2020 .At present, Lebanon has only two power plants that are capable of running on gas with a 400-megawatt capacity each.The two power plants were built in 1996 for this purpose.The government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri has endorsed an electricity plan that aims to cut EDL's deficit by 20 percent a year and over the next five years.The government hopes to gradually remove the heavy subsidies on electricity bills in the next two to three years once Lebanon is able to generate 24 hours of energy every day.
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