Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Solar Power Wars and 10 More Headlines

Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Solar Power Wars and 10 More Headlines

BrightSource’s latest deals, Tel Aviv’s light rail, EUREKA in Israel and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Innowattech and the Israel National Roads Company (INRC) have developed a new technology that can detect overloaded trucks without their having to stop. Natural building techniques are being reintroduced to Bedouins in Israel’s south and[.....]

Why China Will be Tipping Point for EVs – Interview With Better Place’s Mike Granoff

Why China Will be Tipping Point for EVs – Interview With Better Place’s Mike Granoff

Cars cause more greenhouse emissions than planes, Cleantechnica reports earlier this month. So while it may be important to offset and reduce our flying habits, Mike Granoff, head of oil independence policies at the EV company Better Place explores how his company’s switchable battery solution can reduce auto emissions today. Looking to the east, he[.....]

Are Energy Advances in Israel in Parallel With Those Abroad?

Are Energy Advances in Israel in Parallel With Those Abroad?

Will Israeli designed recharging stations keep America going? Despite the world economic slowdown, a number of advancements were made worldwide in the fields of alternative and renewable energy. The hottest energy trends of 2009, according to MIT review are: Natural gas drilling technology New batteries for hybrids Carbon capture Smart grid Cellulosic ethanol (biofuel from[.....]

As Better Place Tests Battery Replacement Technology in Japan, Is Better Place the Best Electric Car Company?

As Better Place Tests Battery Replacement Technology in Japan, Is Better Place the Best Electric Car Company?

Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company seemed to be on the right track with their conception of a totally electric family sized car. The Israeli company, with offices located in the Kiryat Atidim high tech park, outside of Tel Aviv, developed a prototype for an electric car, using a Renault Megane with an electric[.....]

Shai Agassi's Electric Car is Coming!

Shai Agassi's Electric Car is Coming!

The time is nearly here! The long awaited electric car will soon reach the masses: Project Better Place has presented its prototype electric car today. The smog may start clearing soon, we will see how quickly it catches on. Project Better Place commissioned a survey, which claimed that one in every six Israelis said that they would[.....]

The Water Crisis and the Electric Car

The Water Crisis and the Electric Car

The public discussion of Israel’s water problems intensified last week, with Israel’s most respected newspaper, Ha’aretz, calling on water authorities to shift to regulating demand for the scarce resource. During the same week, a new study was released which suggested that a shift to electric cars could seriously impact water consumption in countries where this[.....]

The Electric Car Hype Intensifies

We’ve been a little skeptical about the electric car project proposed by Shai Agassi. Israel relies still on heavily-polluting coal power plants; and a great deal of infrastructure will need to be put in place for this scheme to work. Not to mention the fact that Israelis barely recycle. That’s quite a jump from throwing[.....]