Israel has initiated a comprehensive plan to promote green energy in Arab cities, towns, and villages across the nation.
The primary objective of this plan is to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy within Arab local authorities. By doing so, it aims to bridge the gap in infrastructure quality, lower energy expenses, and boost municipal revenues through energy production.
With a budget of 30 million shekels (approximately 8.31 million USD), the plan will provide funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. These initiatives include the replacement of outdated and inefficient lighting and air conditioning systems, the implementation of solar projects in public buildings, and more.
In addition to offering green energy grants to Arab local authorities, the plan allocates a dedicated budget for raising awareness in the field. This will be achieved through informative campaigns, education, and training of personnel.
The Ministry emphasised that this plan aligns with the government’s decision to reduce disparities in Arab society by the year 2026.
“Investing in the Arab authorities is an investment in Israel’s future, on the way to turning the country into a regional and global energy power,” said Israeli Energy Minister Israel Katz.
“Investing in sustainable energy projects helps the energy economy, reduces pollution and emissions, and is an investment that yields economic profit for the authorities,” he noted.