New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

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  On Thursday, Dec. 20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. They propose passing a Basic Law for environmental protection, and a long-term blueprint for the Israeli energy market. Livni presented The Movement’s environmental agenda together with Green […]

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American Energy Experts Go Green in Israel

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Project Interchange attendees Brian Wynn and Stephen Walz tour Ashkelon Desalination plant with Israel Desalination Chairman Abraham Tenne. Advances in green technology are reported here often, including advances in solar energy, electric car technology and green bio-fuel from algae for future military and space programs.  Interest in Israeli green technology programs came to the forefront […]

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SolarEdge Does Dallas

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Israel’s SolarEdge is making solar energy most cost-effective SolarEdge Technologies Inc, whose patented Solar Power Harvesting and Optimization System is beginning to receive good reviews, will be exhibiting their products at the upcoming Solar Power International Trade Show in Dallas Texas.The Israel based solar energy company, with offices in the USA, Europe and Japan will […]

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GE Sets Green Tech Shop in Israel

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GE looks to create wind, solar and smart grid technologies with Israeli engineers. Already in a number of clean technology partnership projects, including solar energy and desalination, America’s giant electrical products company, General Electric – GE –  is setting up a “multidisciplinary” research and development center in Haifa Israel Globes reports. The center, the cost […]

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New Eilat-Eilot Clean Tech Center May Boost Solar And Wind Energy Projects

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Artist rendition of what the new Eilat-Eilot Clean Technology Center may look like Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, which hosts the annual Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference, will now get a further renewable energy boost by receiving a concession to build a new renewable energy center. The Eilat-Eilot Group which has put on the renewable […]

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Under Highway Piezoelectric “Generators” Could Provide Power to Propel Electric Cars

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Piezoelectric  crystal generators may one day power electric cars as well. The infrastructure needed to provide power for Better Place and other types of electric cars may soon get a boost with a unique form of under-roadway generators being developed by the Innowattech Company and the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology. The project being […]

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Israel Joins Prestigious OECD Economic Club. What Does That Mean for the Environment?

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OECD Officials: Is Israel’s entry enough to ward off political adversaries? We hope it will advance clean tech and initiatives like Desertec into the Middle East. Israel is the only Middle East member. Israel’s dynamic economy, especially in science, information technology (IT) and now clean technology has propelled it to ascend to one of the […]

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Sunray Solar and Sun Power Combine in $277 Million Deal

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The world solar energy industry looks even brighter following the purchase of  Sunray Renewable Energy by the American solar energy giant Sun Power Corporation and solar array manufacturer in a $277 million deal reported in The Marker. SunRay, headed by Israeli CEO Yoram Amiga, was the first foreign solar energy company allowed to do business […]

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Better Place Electric Car Gets Investment Fuel of $350 Million Led by HBSC

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Better Place’s financial batteries get “supersharged” with a massive $350 million investment. If you’ve been following clean tech news, you’ll know that Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car development company has received a substantial “charge” for its financial batteries by receiving funding of $350 million. The investment comes by way of a consortium of investors that […]

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Is Israel Coming out of The Nuclear Closet by Planning Nuclear Power Station?

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Cleaner Than Coal? We Doubt it. But Israel mulls nuclear power. It’s not just Abu Dhabi looking to build a nuclear power plant for generating electricity. According to the business newspaper Globes, Israel is considering building a nuclear power plant of its own in the Negev desert region. Instead of looking to cleaner energy sources, […]

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Israel Can Do More Than Cleantech to Reduce Regional Carbon Footprint

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Sign for polluted water at Israel’s beachfront: obvious in any language Although much hype and attention is given to Israel’s contribution in the areas of clean technology, particularly solar energy and other forms of  renewable energy more attention needs to be made on the country’s growing “contribution” to global warming. Despite this small country’s efforts […]

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Israel "Globes" Business Conference To Showcase Country's Clean Tech and Water Prowess

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Irrespective of the outcome of the current COP 15 climate change conference still in progress in Copenhagen, “Startup Nation” Israel is already making plans to become a world leader in clean technology ventures, especially in the areas of water, energy and environmental technologies. Some of these projects will be topics for panel discussions that will be taking […]

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Arad Group and Leviathan Energy Find Leaks and Generate Power from Water Pipes

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The WATEC conference is now on in Tel Aviv. Let’s look at some new technologies attempting to collect energy with every flush, and to detect leaky pipes with drone planes. (Above: Gadi Hareli from Leviathan- Reuters) Imagine being able to detect leaks and water pipes and create hydro-electric power at the same time. Two Israeli […]

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