„cost effective and very promising“
With Israel traditionally running its economy on fossil fuels, renewable energy has long been hobbled by bureaucracy and a lack of incentives“ (src: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-solar-tower-power-energy-renewable-tech-ambitions-a7510901.html)
November 28, 2017, 9:00 am: „Altogether, the Ashalim complex will provide approximately 300 megawatts of electricity daily to the Israel Electric Company’s national grid, contributing 2.5 percent toward the government’s goal of 10% renewable energy by 2020. Currently, only 2.6% of Israel’s electricity is generated from renewable sources.“ (src: https://www.israel21c.org/take-a-tour-of-israels-huge-new-solar-energy-valley-in-the-desert/)
This would be a PERFECT sector where German-Israel and maybe Chinese (still SolarPanels and Battery Producer#1) cooperation would be fruitful.
Because just as the rest of the world and especially the southern (already hot parts) Israel will be suffering from a increase in average temperatures/e.g. 95% from human exhausts:
- so i welcome the government of Israel to take BOLD steps
- maybe even pass laws that make it attractive for Israel’s citizens to produce their own solar energy?
- low interest loans for solar power and batteries
- state-guaranteed kWh prices for renewable electricity producers
- renewable priority: may feed/sell to grid first, then nuclear, fossil, others.
- The Decision included sector specific targets:
Energy Efficiency: 17% reduction in electricity consumption relative to BAU (business as usual) scenario in 2030
Renewable Energy: 17% of the electricity generated in 2030 will be from renewable sources. (As of mid-2016, some 3% of Israel’s electricity is generated by renewables.)
Public Transport: 20% shift from private to public transportation relative to BAU scenario, including a transition from diesel to compressed natural gas for heavy vehicles.
- maybe make public transport FREE OF CHARGE!
- in Southamerica: Nobody owns a car, a superb bus and taxi system get’s you were you want, even pretty fast.
As you might know: Wars are fought about fossil fuels – and will be fought even fiercefully about water.
„California’s drought-stricken Central Valley churns out 80 percent of the globe’s almonds, and since each nut takes a gallon of water to produce, they account for close to 10 percent of the state’s annual agricultural water use—or more than what the entire population of Los Angeles and San Francisco use in a year.“