Israel's MSCI Upgrade and 9 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of June 14, 2009


During the week of June 14, 2009, news continued that equity index provider, MSCI Barra would likely upgrade Israel’s current “Emerging Market” status to that of “Developed Market” before the end of 2009. Globes reported that the Israel United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F) is creating a new program to fund joint projects in the cleantech sector and it was suggested that greenhouse gas emission predictions might be too low. For these and the rest of this week’s stories, see below.

1. BIRD Fund now seeks cleantech projects

2. Israel MSCI upgrade could bring $2.1 bln – Merrill

3. Light at the End of the Pipeline? Water Crisis 2009 Conference

4. Israel and Germany Launch Sustainable Irrigation Project in Ethiopia

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5. GreenRoad Wins San Francisco Business Times’ Green Business Award

6. HCL CleanTech’s Cleaner Approach to Cellulosic Ethanol Production

7. Fifty Best Tech Startups

8. The Next Solar Frontier: Distributed Inverter Architecture

9. Greenhouse gas predictions may be too modest

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