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Jerusalem, Nov. 18 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made the Ministries of Economy, Energy and Environmental Protection on Monday that Strategic plans have been launched by Israel for streamlining energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in factories and municipalities, media reports said.
62 million new shekels (about 17.9 million U.S. dollars) will be distributed to 108 industrial plants and local authorities across Israel, as part of the plan, to replace of old and inefficient technologies in energy consumption, with new and cost-effective systems which will include indoor and outdoor lighting systems, air conditioning, heat pumps, compressed air systems, streamlining various manufacturing processes, and more.
Annual savings of about 175 million kWh, estimated at 24 million U.S. dollars a year are estimated by these projects.
"The plan will significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, helping meet the national target of reducing electricity consumption by 17 percent by 2030," Israel's Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz said.
Yuval Steinitz (right)/Twitter
"The plan is good news for the local authorities and the environment. Alongside its environmental importance, the money saved can be directed to additional plans," Israeli Minister of Economy Eli Cohen added.
Israel's Minister of the Environment Protection Zeev Elkin said that "the program is an example of the close link of environment, economy and society and is part of a series of government actions to promote the economy's compliance with national targets."