Energy in a Climate of Occupation
This report on the impact of Comet-ME’s renewable energy systems was conducted in partnership with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Conducted over the course of a year, from July 2021 to July 2022, the report was released just two weeks after the forcible displacement of the community at its heart — Ras al-Tin. Thus the study shows both the enormous potential of rural electrification for mitigating the hardship of pastoralist communities in Area C, but also its limits, given the intensification of the coercive environment of the Israeli Occupation over the past several years.
Like Water for the Thirsty
Comet-H2O: Provision of Sustainable Water Services to Off-Grid Palestinian Communities in Area C
Water and energy are two urgent, and in many ways interdependent, needs facing rural Palestinian communities in the occupied Palestinian territories, in particular the off-grid rural communities in Area C of the West Bank. Since 2013, Comet-ME has developed and implemented its water program at the intersection of these two needs, building on our extensive experience in the renewable energy sector to provide comprehensive renewable-energy-based water services for communities struggling to survive in harsh climatic and political conditions