It is difficult to open the newspapers here in Israel without feeling nausea as the process of building a coalition government is underway. Therefore, I opt the easy solution… avoidance.
I prefer to read about the newly formed government in the US, and Barack Obama’s stimulus package for the Cleantech industry. There is indeed hope.
Although the proposed budget has not yet been approved, President Obama continues to send the message that Cleantech is going to be a significant growth driver for the US economy, building infrastructure and creating jobs. (Read PWC’s “Point of view: Cleantech nation” here.)
So, back to my part of the world. I can only hope that our newly formed government will be smart enough to pay attention… after all, we are talking about job growth, energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas reduction. Issues that should be high on the Israeli agenda, IMHO.