The Policy seeks for an intensive development of renewable energy sources and their integration to Israeli’s energy sector. Development of renewable energy is aligned with country’s aim to increase its energy independence, security and to reinforce a culture of environmental awareness.
The Policy implements Government Resolution No. 4450 (SE/176) concerning the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources.
Israel targets to increase renewable generation to 10% share by 2020 (around 6.43 TWh), adding on an annual basis at least 250 MW of renewable power capacity.
The Policy sets a legal basis for introduction of renewable tariff, tax benefits and other policies supporting uptake of renewables putting an insistence on Israeli R&D in the sector.