Israeli plans to purchase power from Jordan, its former enemy and neighbor, in a remarkable way that can aid the country with its new renewable energy goals and in a letter signed by Yuval Steinitz, the Guardian energy minister, he confirmed to environmental activists that the ministry backed a pilot proposal in which Jordan was to convey megawatts to Israel’s national grid, sufficient to energize some thousands of homesteads.
EcoPeace, which is an organization of environmentalists from Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, has been advocating for the project for a while, stating that the access of Jordan to ample land and sunshine amounts signifies that it could trade electricity to Israel less expensive compared to what the country would generate. Gidon Bromberg, EcoPeace director, stated that electricity has never had access to Israel’s border from any bordering nation. He added that they are requesting for a Middle East green contract.
The backing group had distributed the letter with the government of Jordan in anticipation of a contract. By now, the kingdom purchases natural gas from Israel regardless of domestic opposition against contracts with a previous competitor. EcoPeace confirmed that the renewable businesses of Jordan had also shown interests. Nevertheless, the environmentalists caution that the latest Israel threats of seizing parts of the Palestinian lands have stopped progress, and would interfere with their plans if they materialize. However, the Guardian talked to foreign and energy ministries of Jordan for a response got no feedback.
In June, Israel’s energy ministry revealed a proposal of 80bn Shekel to enhance its renewable energy percentage to 30 percent before the year 2030, an aim perceived as demanding, putting into consideration the nation’s lack of accessible free land. Notwithstanding all year sunshine and a worldwide reputation for hi-tech green modernism, Israel continues solely at the back of other developed nations to clean energy.
During the end of the last year, the nation had generated about 5 percent of its power from solar energy, with the more significant part gotten from coal and cleaner natural gas. Regardless of its weaker financial system, Portugal generates close to 30 percent of its energy from renewables. Achiam Tigger, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Negev Energy Operation and Maintenance, and also operates a solar power factory from Israel, stated that for them to reach the government’s renewable power goals would require a considerable struggle.