The Lebanese Association for Energy Saving and for Environment is involved in a wide range of activities related to sustainable practices and other “green” issues. Known by its French-language acronym, ALMEE (Association Libanaise pour la Maitrise de l’Energie et pour l’Environnement), the group describes itself as “a non-political & non-profit association” committed to better handling of multiple issues and technologies associated with Energy and Environment, not just in Lebanon but also across the Mediterranean Basin and worldwide.
Specifically, ALMEE’s overriding goal is to develop, increase and promote scientific methods and means contributing to better management of energy and related economic policies, including the following:
- Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, biomass, hydraulic, wood, etc.;
- Technical issues designed to improve energy efficiency, such as insulation, glazing, and the latest heating and air-conditioning technologies;
- Techniques like cogeneration that lessen the waste associated with power generation and industrial processes.
For more than 2 decades, ALMEE has pursued a philosophy of sustainable and harmonious development for Lebanon and the region, gaining a wealth of experience from cooperation with some of the world’s leading organizations.
In short, ALMEE has worked with local, regional and international partners – from governments and multilateral institutions of civil society and the private sector – to buttress calls for more sustainable policies and practices related to energy and environment. ALMEE’s main goal is building awareness and support for better management – and to keep the business community apprised of the tremendous growth potential exhibited by this new and exciting sector.
As the public becomes more and more concerned about environmental issues, the marketplace continues to reflect changing attitudes, opening up significant opportunities for forward-thinking companies to increase sales and revenues and be good corporate citizens at the same time. ALMEE constitutes an excellent venue to communicate these and other possibilities tied to the use of renewable energy and other means of better and more sustainable environmental practices.
ALMEE worked on developing proposed mechanisms for green house gases emissions in several projects.
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