Steinitz, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urged US President Joe Biden to put "enormous pressure" on Iran to change its behavior and dismantle its nuclear program.
A new report by the Energy Ministry details the drops in the consumption of various gasses from 2019 to 2020, reflecting the hit the travel and tourism industry took from the pandemic.
Despite Israel’s key role in founding the EMGF, its official membership in the organization was held up due to opposition from Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel.
"The decision we passed in the government sets a huge challenge for us to reach 30% solar energy by 2030," said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.
The hospitals will be connected to cogeneration power stations which will provide all required energy resources to the hospitals, including electricity, heating and air condition.
Israel's Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel opposed the plan, saying it places a problematic emphasis on natural gas, while setting a low bar compared to other developed countries.
In early 2020, the state failed to reach its goal in wind-turbine produced power, 2.6 megawatt to the 730 megawatts that were called for.
The program is designed to "incentivize investments to optimize energy consumption and reduce pollution of factories and businesses."
Don’t drink (gas-infused) Kool-Aid, it's as brilliant as stock-piling ammonium nitrate in Beirut.