Global News Blog: Israel ‘Goes Green’ with New Proposal

November 11, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Posted by Ally Owens

There’s new emphasis on the campaign to “go green” in Israel. And it goes much further than trying to reduce the use of plastic bags. Recently, the Knesset Economic Affairs committee voted in favor of a program to prohibit the sale of “electricity-hogging” household appliances.

If passed, the new law to begin in March 2010 will affect the use of dishwashers, driers, electrical ovens, washing machines, and other utilities as designated by the Israel Standards Institute. While other measures have been taken to conserve energy, this bill was submitted as part of a program designed to increase the efficiency of energy use of 20% by 2020. The installment of the law will be followed by a public campaign by the National Infrastructure Ministry to promote the conservation of energy.

So while people in America are supporting the popular campaign to keep our planet green, look to Israel for an example. There is always something more than we can do to take it to the next level.