Alternatives for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Israel

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Avnimelech Yoram. Alternatives for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Israel Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 1999.
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This policy paper is a first attempt to determine a national policy for the State of Israel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The paper is based on a thorough breakdown of the sources of GHG emissions and describes the different technical means that may reduce GHG emissions under the special conditions characteristic of Israel.

The recommendations and priorities in Israel's national policy for the reduction of GHG emissions were prepared subject to the following criteria:

  • The relative contribution of the sector to total emissions
  • The technical probability of a given action to reduce GHG emissions
  • The public and political acceptability of a recommended action
  • The relative cost
  • Time needed for implementation of a recommended action. The recommendation seeks actions that require a short time but actions requiring a long time and that are significant will be pointed out.

The different sectors contributing to GHG emissions described in the paper are:
The energy generation sector, the industry sector, the residential and commercial sector (mainly energy consumption in buildings), the transportation sector as well as waste and wastewater treatment.

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