Permits issued to 40,000 square meters of roof space for photovoltaic operations in private, public, commercial, residential areas.
Green groups pleased with committee’s decision to seek alternatives, preserve region’s wildlife.
A 'people power' movement could go a long way toward ushering in an era of solar energy.
The first major solar energy field in Israel is about to go live, a coup for sustainable energy and a challenge to traditional power sources. Not everyone in the establishment is rushing to join the party.
A 4.95-megawatt field will begin providing electricity to 3 kibbutzim this summer, a power supply equivalent to 7% of Eilat’s energy needs.
Off the beaten track, there are a number of offbeat activities being offered around the country.
Project, to be built on 600 dunams at Kibbutz Ketura, still faces objections from Finance Ministry.
Green Movement leads 11th-hour protest in front of Knesset to save Arava Desert's last remaining dunes.
Joint exercise simulating earthquake is held in Arava with 200 participants; MDA, Jordanian Red Crescent, BGU help with drill.
The third annual Limmud conference, to be held in the Arava next week, promises participants a wide variety of activities on – it seems – just about every approach to Jewish education and culture.