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West Bank solar industry could fuel Palestinian energy independence

Connecting 1,000 megawatts of solar now and an additional 1,000 megawatts in a later phase could “make the West Bank the greenest solar territory on the planet,” according to Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Energyia Global and a co-founder of both Israel and East Africa’s solar sectors. Abramowitz drafted a detailed plan for future Palestinian solar infrastructure, which will be published next week in the Palestine-Israel Journal, in an article titled “Blair’s Missing Peace: Solar Power for (Energy) Independence.” The Jerusalem Post exclusively obtained the article prior to the issue’s October 21 launch.

“Putting forward a solar vision for the Palestinians is consistent with the stated Likud-government’s policy of two states for two peoples,” Abramowitz told the Post, prior to the journal’s publication. “I am not making a political statement on the conflict, rather an environmental statement that all peoples need to quickly switch their energy economies from burning fossil fuels to renewables.”

Read the full story from The Jerusalem Post.