Smart Energy Promotion
Let’s produce energy in a smart way! To meet the growing demand for energy in Tel Aviv-Yafo (and in Israel in general), the municipality promotes smart energy management and production projects in the city, including solar panels, wind- and wave-generated electricity and more. These initiatives focus on decentralizing energy production and using unconventional spaces such as roofs, ports, urban institutions and open spaces to reduce energy-related costs for the municipality and its residents and ensure that the infrastructure can continue to operate even when there are issues or malfunction. As part of plans to build new neighborhoods, the municipality is promoting new trigeneration systems that allow for better utilization of resources, construction of homes that require less heating and cooling, and centers to produce electricity, heating and cooling.
Tel Aviv-Yafo joins many large cities around the world that are actively involved in programs that produce energy while considering sustainability and decentralization. As part of the promotion of the Paris Agreement, and in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and the Gas Authority, Tel Aviv-Yafo joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and agreed to reduce emissions by 20 percent by 2020.