Marc is an energy policy researcher and program coordinator at IFI. His work in Lebanon revolves around influencing policy making through evidence-based research. Specifically, he advocates a national energy policy that utilizes renewables as a center piece of the energy mix rather than just a policy add-on, while keeping an eye on the interlinkages between energy policy and planning and Lebanon’s political economy. Since he joined IFI in 2018, Marc was part of a team that has worked on producing energy mix scenarios, mapping of available public lands (in collaboration with CNRS) and conducting techno-economic assessment of renewable energy projects, including that of a 300MW of solar PV power plant in the Tfail region, which has shown great potential and is currently being considered for development with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He also worked on conducting energy audits and proposing energy efficiency measures on water and wastewater utilities across the country, and he participated in producing papers on how to restructure and unbundle Lebanon’s electricity sector and enhance transparency in the power sector.
Marc holds a masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Balamand, & a BS in Chemistry from the Lebanese University.
Issues of Expertise
Energy policy, electricity planning, renewable energy, energy and political economy, techno-economic modeling
Countries of Expertise
Lebanon and the Middle East
Arabic, English, French