Israel’s energy transition tips

Energy, Renewables    May 28, 2021 6:00 PM

Nir Adam Sella, Head of Israel’s Economic Mission in Colombia, spoke about Israel’s experience in energy transition, and gave some advice to Colombia to move forward in this process.

Adam told La Republica that Israel, as a government, seeks to transfer knowledge with the private sector, focused on Latin American countries.

“Climate change must be faced together, and technologies are needed,” Adam highlighted.

The expert said that the country is recognized for innovation, focused on bringing technology and innovation part to all sectors.

“Forty years ago, we had no renewable sources and today, by law, every house heats its water with solar energy in Israel,” Adam said.

He said that one of the biggest challenges is to do things differently, and this is connected to technology.

“Colombia has good public policies to advance in the energy transition and diversify the energy matrix, but it is key to consider other sources, such as geothermal energy, which has a great potential that is not being developed,” Adam said.

He said that the country must coordinate public policies with technological developments.

“It is important to know the technical solutions at the forefront and the possibilities they bring,” Adam said.

Bottom-Line: Colombia is starting the energy transition and the experience of countries like Israel is key to successfully advance in this process.

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