Whilst wind energy is well suited to feed into a grid, solar energy can, and increasingly is, used for myriad 'stand-alone' applications as varied as powering traffic signals to providing electricity for major de-salination
and water purifying plants.
Water could be supplied by redirecting existing water sources or by de-salination
Anthony Kufel's letter (Dear Jo, May 2) says he doesn't like the idea of sea water de-salination
, as he wouldn't like to drink water which is unfit to swim in.
The regional development category includes: a Middle East Development Plan and a Middle East Development Bank; exploitation of the Dead Sea (including Jordan); a Med Sea - Dead Sea canal; de-salination
and other water projects; agricultural development and the prevention of desertification; inter-connection of electricity grids; the transfer, exploitation, and distribution of gas, oil, and other energy resources, presumably from the Arab states to Israel; regional tourism, transportation, and telecommunications development; and other spheres.
The harbour offers all opportunities to the private sector to invest for the setting up cold storage, ice plant, auction hall, storage sheds, de-salination
plant, shopping centre, handling of general cargo, oil storage and distribution cargo, warehouses, storage platform, and other ancillary services.