Coastal Erosion Threatens Evolutionary Hotspots In Gulf Region

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Projects like Dubai’s “The World” will cause untold damage of shoreline erosion and habitat loss. So do modern ports, threatening endangered species. But there are solutions, says US expert. Coastal waters are evolutionary hotspots, says Jerry Berne, a shoreline expert from the NGO Sustainable Shorelines in the US. Based in Charlotte, NC, USA, Berne is […]

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BrightSource Gets a Billion

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BrightSource gets more than a billion in loan guarantees to shine its solar lights brightly and power California homes. We reported on BrightSource, the solar thermal energy company, and its nearly $1.5 billion in loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy last week. This was the biggest clean tech news in March. I spoke […]

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Middle East Water Security Worries the Prince of Jordan

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Karin meets Prince Hassan of Jordan at a water security conference in Switzerland last week. It was a meeting of minds, water minds. Water consultants, ambassadors who’ve built water treaties, and government specialists and negotiators from around the Middle East and Europe gathered in Montreux, Switzerland for a two-day workshop on Water Security in the […]

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Better Place Launches Test Drive and Electric Car Education Facility in Israel

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Karin attends Better Place press conference as company launches its electric car testing facility for the public, in Israel. The sun’s in her eyes as she clutches the door of the new Renault Nissan car. Or maybe she’s blinded by all the excitement? The media gathered outside the old oil storage containers –– a remnant […]

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Want to Solar Power the Middle East? Attend the 2nd Annual MENASOL Solar Conference in Cairo

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Want to accelerate your solar idea and move more developments into the Middle East? The MENASOL conference in Cairo’s gathering a critical mass of opinion leaders, experts and financing personnel this May. In a part of the world where it can take centuries for there to be something new under the sun, Cairo will be […]

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Arab Students Oppose Spain's Boycott of Israeli Students at Solar Decathlon

Political extremists launched a boycott campaign targeting Israel last year, pressuring Spain into expelling Ariel University Center (AUC) from the 2010 Solar Decathlon as Green Prophet reported. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition that calls on students in Europe to build a self-sustaining solar house. Ariel’s team was chosen as one of 20 finalists, […]

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Coriolis Scales Up for the Wind

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A stackable, scalable wind-turbine solution taps into a lucrative $40 billion market. Move your turbines where the wind blows, without heavy environmental impact. When we think of wind turbines, we tend to picture the standard massive turbine fans the size of airplane wings. While they’re an important carbon-free component to supplying countries with renewable energy […]

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Israel's Eilat Region Could Be Middle East's Clean Tech Beta Site

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With its year-round sunshine and high temperatures, Eilat and the region are a perfect location for the deployment of alternative energy projects. Here, Aora fires up its sun-focusing flower and solar collectors. While Israel generates numerous headlines as a solar energy innovator, the country still has plans to build additional coal plants, and there’s relatively […]

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Masdar, Boeing, Etihad and Honeywell to Establish the UAE’s First Biofuel Research Project

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Partners shake hands on a new seawater-desert biofuel system to be located in Abu Dhabi. This news in from Dubai: The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Boeing [NYSE: BA], Etihad Airways and Honeywell announced at at press conference today that they will establish a major research and demo project in Abu Dhabi dedicated to […]

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Israeli Minister Heads to Abu Dhabi Renewable Energy IRENA Meet

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In an historic move, for the first time Jerusalem sent an Israeli cabinet minister to Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates. With no diplomatic ties with Israel, National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau said that he did not meet with any Emirati officials while at the newly established International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reports AP. […]

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Sunday Energy Floats New Solar Idea to Boost Power Output on Water

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Kibbutz Zeelim from Google Earth. “Solarized” water reservoir located top left hand corner. Sunday Energy, a PV solar integrator from Israel, who we’ve covered here (Every Sunny Day Is Like Sunday), is about to install a 5 MW PV facility on a water reservoir in an Israeli kibbutz, the business newspaper Globes report. The company […]

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Israel and The Province of Manitoba Get Together on Water Cooperation This Week

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Canada and Israel seem like an unlikely couple, but the two are keen on sharing water resources and expertise. We already know that Israel and the Province of Manitoba are collaborating on wetlands research. And last year Canada’s water experts from Manitoba were in Israel to learn about the very dry country’s techniques in water […]

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The Israel Cleantech Tour Returns to California

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Israeli clean tech companies to head to California for future cooperation, hopefully. Based on the successes of matching clean tech companies from Israel last year to California partners, with strategic partners and investors in California, the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) announces its 2nd Israel Cleantech Tour & Summit in Palo Alto, California. According […]

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Water Security in the Middle East: from the Desk of Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection

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Water can start wars, but it can also be a bridge to peace. And as a Middle East environment news blog, Green Prophet thinks “green” solutions – be it water, clean energy, clean air – can stimulate and lubricate peace. That’s why we engaged in a series of interviews with Israeli water experts in partnership […]

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