An international conference dealing with accelerating the transition to the manufacturing of clean electricity by means of investments in renewable energy was held last week in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
During the conference, the European Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) held a special discussion concerning the lessons which may be drawn from the policies instituted by governments in various countries regarding the transition to renewable energy, from the point of view of the audit managers who examined them.
During the discussion, case studies were presented from the relevant audits conducted in the European community, in Latvia and in Israel.
David Bar, the director of Division H in the Division for the Audit of Economics and National Infrastructures, presented the key points of the report published by the State Comptroller in 2020, regarding the promotion of renewable energy and the reduction of dependency on fuels.
The report found, inter alia, that even though there is increasing awareness on the part of the Israeli government of the need to increase the amount of electricity manufactured from non-polluting sources, such as solar energy and wind energy, there is a significant gap between the targets set by the government and their actual execution.