Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday affirmed Israel’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement even if President Donald Trump announces that the United States will pull out.
“As Israel’s energy minister, I declare my commitment to reducing the use of polluting coal and replacing it with natural gas has not changed, regardless of the decision of the US president,” Steinitz wrote. “We will continue the process we have started — this year 60% of electricity was produced by natural gas,” he said.
He said that if there is even a chance that global warming is man-made, it is important for the US and the world to do as much as possible to save the planet.
“I hope that the US will continue to lead the global campaign to save the planet and the future of humanity,” he wrote in a Hebrew Facebook post. “Even if there’s a 50 …