State Comptroller Yosef Shapira slammed many of the country’s infrastructural
authorities – such as the energy officials for their faultily managed
“short-term vision” as well as Israel Natural Gas Lines for its deficient safety
precautions – in the latest report from the office, issued on
Overall, Shapira determined that many deficiencies pervade the
decision-making among all those involved with Israel’s electricity supply for
the future. By and large, the shortcomings have arisen from the fact that the
planning in the electricity sector has been predominantly short-term and without
an overarching vision, involving repeated approval of emergency plans and
financial burdens on imposed upon consumers, according to Shapira.
response, the Energy and Water Ministry said that the office agrees that there
is a fundamental program with managing the electricity sector. Since he assumed
office, Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau has been concerned with the issues
of decentralization and governance of the power sector, according to the
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