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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Raanan Boral on Israel's Water Security and Sustainability Potential in Middle East

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The Arab world is in a water crisis. That much we know from this week’s news. To encourage more regional cooperation, Green Prophet has been building on a series of interviews with influential water experts from Israel. In partnership with the Strategic Foresight Group we are gathering information to understand Israel’s water industry from the […]

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Interview With Eli Ronen, Chairman of Mekorot, Israel's National Water Company

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When we talk about water security in the Middle East, Israel could play a role in making water allocation a sustainable endeavour for this water-starved region. Partnering with the Strategic Foresight Group for its water series, Green Prophet interviews one of the most influential water company in Israel today: Mekorot. We talk with Eli Ronen, […]

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Israel's HelioFocus Gets Sunny Investment from China Firm

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China takes a shine to Israel and invests more than $10 million in new solar technology innovation. Israel’s solar tech company HelioFocus, based on research from the Weizmann Institute, will be invested in by China’s Zhejiang Sanhua 002050 in a $10.5 million agreement, reports HelioFocus in a press announcement. The solar thermal systems developed HelioFocus will be […]

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Seanergy Rides and Holds Wave Power

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It can harness 20 times more energy than any other wave technology in existence today and also produce carbon-free desalinated water. How? Seanergy ‘holds the waves.’ To wean America off polluting and politically unstable foreign oil, government members and legislators are advocating technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and also wave energy to develop new […]

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Gidon Bromberg on Water Security and Sustainability in the Middle East

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If you know water issues in the Middle East, then Gidon Bromberg, the Israeli director of EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) will need no introduction. Bromberg, with his Palestinian and Jordanian colleagues won a Time Magazine environment hero award in 2008 for their work at FoEME, a regional organization that brings together Jordanian, […]

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Water Security in the Middle East? From the Desk of Israel's Water Commission

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If you’ve been following Green Prophet, you’ll know we’re running a water series on Israeli water experts. And we love the idea of hydro-diplomacy. Hoping for some sustainable changes in the water sector for Israel and its neighbours, we’ve partnered with the Strategic Foresight Group to interview those people and organizations at the heart of […]

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Shimon Tal, Israel’s Former Water Commissioner

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As we introduced yesterday, Green Prophet and the Strategic Foresight Group have been interviewing key water leaders from Israel’s water industry to understand what contributions the country can make for sustainable solutions in the region. Today we interview Shimon Tal, the former Water Commissioner in Israel and the president of the Israeli Water Association. As […]

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