Leaning on fossil fuels blinds the eyes of Israel’s decision-makers, preventing critical investments in environmental innovation. This approach is fundamentally misguided. Our startup nation features numerous companies tackling climate change – including renewable energy production and storage. Technological breakthroughs would place Israeli companies at the forefront of the international struggle to stabilize Earth’s climate.
Israel must invest in cleantech and quickly transition its economy to the large-scale use of clean energies, a strategy already pursued worldwide. Benefits – including environmental, health, security, and financial – would dramatically surpass the profits from fossil fuels.