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8.1% of Israel’s energy came from renewable sources in 2021, missing 10% target — minister

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter

In this Dec. 22, 2016 photo, 50,000 mirrors, known as heliostats,encircle the solar tower in the Negev desert, near in Ashelim, southern Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
In this Dec. 22, 2016 photo, 50,000 mirrors, known as heliostats,encircle the solar tower in the Negev desert, near in Ashelim, southern Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Just 8.1 percent of Israel’s energy came from renewable sources in 2021, with the government failing again to hit its own target of 10% by the end of 2020.

“There won’t be a day on which we cut a ribbon or announce that we’ve won victory over the challenge of renewables,” Energy Ministry Karine Elharrar says, after the presentation of new data by the Electricity Authority.

She adds that the ministry’s current focus is on reaching 20% renewables by 2025.

Government policy is to reach 30% by 2030.

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