Israel's 300 Days of Sun No Help as Offshore Gas Eclipses Solar

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  • Pending regulations could rekindle interest in greener energy
  • "We think they'll turn their focus to renewables again"

Yosef Abramowitz, the developer of the Ketura solar field.

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After struggling to grow citrus trees on a stretch of parched desert, Israel’s Kibbutz Ketura instead devoted the land to harvesting the country’s most abundant resource: sunshine. Yet as the kibbutzniks seek to expand their solar installations, the government is proving almost as formidable an obstacle as the scorched soil ever was.

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