Qatar’s offer to build 3 power plants to ease Lebanon’s electricity crisis is blocked

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By BASSEM MROUE | AP
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Thu, 2024-05-30 15:51

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s political class, fuel companies and private electricity providers blocked an offer by Qatar to build three renewable energy power plants to ease the crisis-hit nation’s decades-old electricity crisis, Lebanese caretaker economy minister said Thursday.
Lebanon’s electricity crisis worsened after the country’s historic economic meltdown began in October 2019. Power cuts often last for much of the day, leaving many reliant on expensive private generators that work on diesel and raise pollution levels.

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