Historically Israel had suffered from energy deficit and relied on importing it's energy needs - mainly using coal energy. In the past 10 years major natural gas discoveries had made and they will give Israel cleaner energy. Israel is due to become a significant energy exporter to neighbors countries as Jordan and Egypt.
The first of four gas platform for The Leviathan Gas Field had left Texas on it's way to Israel a few weeks ago, and all units will be installed 10 km offshore in September. According to the plans by the end of the year, The Leviathan field will be connected to pipeline. Israel hope to end the use of coal by 2030 and switch Hadera coal power plant to cleaner energy.
On the the other hand, not everyone are happy. According to the plans the gas platform will be located just 6 miles off the Israeli shore of Dor Beach in the Mediterranean sea, which is close to many residential areas. Residents are afraid that it could potentially become a major ecological disaster with the outcome of high toxic condensation.
By Amir Levy —
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