Controversial gas power plant approved over energy minister’s objection

Times of Israel | Jan 13, 2021 at 2:28 PM
  • The National Infrastructure Committee on Monday agreed to deposit plans for a private sector gas-fired power station called Kesem, near Rosh Ha’ayin and the Arab city of Kafr Qasim in the center of the country, overriding the opposition of the ministries of energy and environmental protection, as well as municipal authorities.
  • It also agreed to the furthering of plans for OPC 2,  an extension to an existing gas plant.
  • On Tuesday, the Southern Sharon Regional Council, which represents 18 local authorities, condemned the decision to advance both the Kesem and Reindeer projects and called for a clear, official commitment to cancel both once and for all.