The Israeli government plans to build a new coal plant in Ashkelon where a big polluting coal plant already operates 24 hours a day. There is plenty of evidence showing the negative health impacts of this.
Despite this and the fact that the new coal plant will emit an additional 7 million tonnes of CO2 a year into the atmosphere, the Israeli government still insists on using coal.
Israel is one of the sunniest countries in the world, with huge potential to harness clean and safe solar and wind energy, and to embrace energy efficiency.
Climate change is the greatest threat the world faces, and coal is the worst offender. Israel needs to stop importing climate change, and instead invest in clean renewable energy sources and massively improve energy efficiency. Israel is already building the world’s solar thermal plant, and selling the technology worldwide. So, why invest in polluting coal when you already have the answer?
Israel must quit coal, and save the climate!
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