Environment: A bright start, but is it bright enough?

23.07.2011                      21.Tammus, 5771                      Matot

Umwelt:

Environment: A bright start, but is it bright enough?

New renewable energy regulation are a "step in the right direction," but still far from sufficient to meet country’s needs, experts say.

Following weeks of butting heads over proposed amendments to the state’s renewable energy regulations, which are commonly regarded as archaic, Sunday’s cabinet meeting finally led to an affirmative vote on a new set of quotas and rules that industry experts say are a step in the right direction – but also far from sufficient.
“The program is actually looking quite good in terms of the amount of megawatts – it’s improving – as well as the variety of renewable energy sources – wind, biogas, biomass, solar and new technologies – but they only tackle the long-term goals,” Eitan Parness, chairman of the Renewable Energy Association in Israel and head of the Association of Solar Energy Companies, told The Jerusalem Post….