The status and prospectus of renewable energy in Palestine
نوع المنشور
ورقة مؤتمر

The people in Palestine are facing critical
situation concerning the achievement of reliable and
sustainable energy. The absence of fossil fuel, the scarcity
of conventional energy resources and lack of a Palestinian
infrastructure for about four decades due to the
continuous Israeli occupation had resulted in hindering the
development of the country. Palestine has to import all its
needs of petroleum products and about 92% of its needs of
electrical energy from the Israeli Occupier. This resulted
in continuous deterioration of the development plans and
also hindered the development initiatives. Recent
exploration of natural gas in Gaza Strip gives hopes and
new opportunities for gas industry in Palestine; these
hopes are constrained by the Occupation. In spite of all
these challenges, Palestine has gone forward to utilize its
natural resources for rehabilitation and construction. In
this study the possibility of utilizing the available
renewable energies in Palestine is taken into consideration,
these include: wind, solar, geothermal and biomass
energies. Obstacles facing renewable energy development
were discussed in terms of Policy and politics obstacles,
technical obstacles and social obstacles. Suggested policies
were proposed to overcome those obstacles, such as the
creation of a national fund, the development of
governmental policies, regulations, provisions and
incentives to encourage use and investment in renewable
technologies, experience exchange and giving attention to
small scale projects which when accumulated can produce
a value.

عنوان المؤتمر
Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-6812-4 DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312222 Publisher: IEEE
دولة المؤتمر
تاريخ المؤتمر
8 يونيو، 2015 - 13 يونيو، 2015
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