Green Diesel and Gas-Powered Cars Get Right of Way

It has been the subject of discussion for years without ever happening, but the Lebanese government appears adamant to make it true. The Cabinet approved the draft law that allows cars running on green diesel and gas.


Energy Minister Gebran Bassil has long called on the government to adopt gas and diesel as gasoline alternatives. This move has been praised by many environmental groups.


In addition to their production of less greenhouse gasses,  experts agree that cars that operate on gas are expected to save around 40 percent of fuel costs, while  green diesel cars save around 20 percent.


Another move to enhance public transportation has also been on spotlight. The Cabinet invited for tenders to buy 250 buses.
Four project decrees have been approved, related to environmental impact assessment, environmental assessment of public sector projects in addition to building environmental compliance.


The Cabinet also approved the establishment of the National Environmental Council .




Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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