Israel’s Energy Minister Karine Elharrar caused a stir last week when she told the audience at a conference at the Red Sea port of Eilat that her ministry would switch focus away from oil and gas in 2022 and turn towards renewables.

“Over the next year, we will focus on the future, on green electricity, on energy efficiency and on renewable energies – and whilst we do this we will put aside dealing with the expansion of the development of natural gas,” Ms Elharrar says. (CONTINUED - 1608 WORDS)