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Israel Announces $28.5 Million Grants Program for CNG Fueling Infrastructure

Earlier this month, the Israeli government approved a tax increase on non-renewable energy sources such as coal and outlined a plan to replace diesel fuel with natural gas as a main energy source for the country’s transportation system

Lior Gutman 16:3029.03.18

In an effort to encourage use of clean energy resources in the country, Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources announced on Wednesday a $28.5 million (NIS 100 million) grants program for companies willing to integrate compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure within public gas stations as well as stations that fuel large vehicles fleets.

 

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Earlier this month, the Israeli government approved a tax increase on non-renewable energy sources such as coal and outlined a plan to replace diesel fuel with natural gas as a main energy source for the country’s transportation system. As part of the plan, the state canceled tax benefits for taxi-cabs, buses and commercial vehicles that use diesel fuel, a move meant to encourage public vehicle owners to switch to renewable energy.
Israel's Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz. Photo: Amit Sha'al Israel's Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz. Photo: Amit Sha'al
The use of natural gas can reduce pollution and improve public health while saving vehicle owners a substantial amount of money in the long run, the ministry said in a statement.

 

By 2030 the state of Israel will be clean from polluting fuels, Israel's Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz said in a statement.
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