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Energy Ministry issues recommendations for reaching 2030 renewable energy target

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

The Energy Ministry publishes for public comment a string of recommendations to enable planning bodies, the Israel Lands Authority, the electricity sector and others to ensure that Israel reaches its 2030 target of generating 30 percent of energy from renewable sources.

The fruit of work by five inter-ministerial work teams, it specifies the need for regulation changes and proposes expanding exemptions from building permits for the installation of solar panels.

The environmental advocacy organization Adam Teva V’Din criticizes the Energy Ministry for its “outdated targets,” noting the Ministry of Environmental Protection has already presented a plan with a target of 46% renewables on the basis of installing panels on roofs and dual-use facilities.

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