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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Environment Journalists, Bloggers and Activists From Israel, Jordan and the PA Unite: Let’s Meet Jordan

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Osama, Khaloud, Zein and Sawsan (from left to right) present green projects from Jordan at Green Prophet’s Environment blogging workshop. It was 20 hours we will never forget. Nineteen journalists, activists and bloggers from Jordan, the PA and Israel met at an international blogging workshop in Jordan intending to make better environment bloggers (and friends) […]

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Michigan Looks to Israel to Rev Up Automotive Battery Business

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Automotive companies in Michigan are looking to Israeli battery and electric car innovators, like Better Place, to help revive their ailing car industry. Michigan meet Israel, Israel meet Michigan: In actual fact, the state of Michigan and the State of Israel don’t need an introduction. In some ways the automotive heart of America has been […]

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The UN Tells Israel to Produce More Solar Power

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Aora fires up its “sun” flower in the desert. But Israel is not doing enough for itself, says UN. Despite successful companies like Solel and BrightSource, Israel itself is not producing enough power from solar energy, says Cristophe Bouvier, the regional director for Europe at the UN Environment Program, who recently summoned an Israeli delegate […]

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