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Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) power plant.

Electricity rates in Israel for the average home are going up.

An increase of approximately 8.6 percent in the current rate will take effect on Monday, August 1, the Electricity Authority said.

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The rate hike follows an agreement reached between the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Electricity Authority.

The news rates include a reduction in the permitted limit for emissions from gas units at the Eshkol power plant.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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