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  2/3/2014, Adar 3, 5774

Judea & Samaria to Get Wind, Solar Energy


Housing Minister Uri Ariel on Monday announced that a bureaucratic hurdle has been cleared enabling communities in Judea and Samaria to build wind turbine, solar panel fields and other renewable energy infrastructure. He said that in the event of a withdrawal from the lands similar to the 2005 Disengagement from Gush Katif, the money used to build such infrastructure would be compensated by the government. The hilly areas of Judea and Samaria would be ideal for wind turbines and Minister Ariel hailed the plan as "an important step... in promoting green energy."