Palestine

Legislative decree no 14/2015 on renewable energy and energy efficiency

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2015
The Legislative Decree no 14/2015 encourages alternative and clean energy resources. The Decree's objectives are to increase 1) the development of renewable energy production, and 2) energy efficiency in all sectors, including for local manufacturing firms.

The decree grants the Energy and Natural Resources Authority comprehensive powers. It also specifies the terms of reference for the Palestinian Centre for Energy and Environment Research (Article 8) and its relationship with other competent authorities including the Energy Authority.

The decree encourages the establishment of associations, committees, and trade unions which are specialized in the field of energy generation and services in order to activate, develop and grow investment in the renewable energy sector and improve energy efficiency in Palestine, in coordination with the Energy Authority (Article 9). Local councils, the Engineers Association and the Engineering Offices are required to promote and integrate energy conservation and renewable energy practices and their optimal use within design schemes (Article 17).

In order to encourage investment in renewable energy, Article 18 exempts renewable energy and energy efficient equipment and devices from custom duties, and grants privileges to renewable power generation installations as set out in the Investment Promotion Law.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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