Israeli Government Approves Plan To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Wind turbines stretch across Mount Bnei Rasan overlooking the border with Syria on November 27, 2009 near the Israeli community of Alonei Habashan in the Golan Heights.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: A push to energy efficiency could save the economy NIS 30 billion, the government said on Sunday, following its approval of a national program to reduce greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency.

The program is meant to meet Israel’s goals that were set at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris in December.

At the time, leaders from almost 200 countries adopted a universal climate agreement to minimize global warming by curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

However, the budget for the initiative is pending additional government approval, something that has drawn the ire of environmental groups.

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