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Planning council says new apartment buildings must have electric car charging

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

A Volkswagen electric car is plugged in at a power station in Berlin on February 2, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ)
A Volkswagen electric car is plugged in at a power station in Berlin on February 2, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ)

The National Planning and Building Council approves regulations requiring the installation of infrastructure for electric car recharging in all new buildings with at least six apartments.

It also agrees to no longer require a building permit for the placing of solar panels on water bodies such as reservoirs.

The final decision rests with the energy minister.

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