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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Lebanon's Going Ahead With $8 Billion Cedar Islands Project, Despite Dubai Debt

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We reported earlier in the year that a Beirut-based property developer has designs to build a Dubai “World”-like set of islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Modelled after Dubai’s The World and Palm Islands, developers in Lebanon report that its $8 billion development project will not sink. This is all despite […]

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Arabs Are More Than Oil, Says Lebanon's IndyACT Before Copenhagen Climate Meeting

In a pretty radical move, Lebanon’s IndyACT organizes protest against what it calls Saudi obstructionism in climate change talks. Watch this vertigo-inducing video of their silent protest at Barcelona, a pre-Copenhagen climate meeting last month. In the last week of November activists from the Global League of Activists, IndyACT, carried out a peaceful action in […]

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Meet Noam Dolgin of the Green Zionist Alliance

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Jewish religious values can help green The Holy Land. Noam Dolgin is a Jewish environmental educator and the executive director of the Green Zionist Alliance (GZA). Based in Vancouver, Canada, he travels regularly around North America teaching about Jewish environmental values and Israel’s environment. Green Prophet sits down with Noam to learn a little more […]

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Leading TransBioDiesel as a Catalyst for Change in the Middle East

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Israeli-Arab Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel: using his experience with enzymes to replace conventional polluting practices. Many people today know that science can make biofuel from organic waste. But what a large percentage of people don’t realize is that the biofuel process actually creates pollution and waste. Looking to minimize the damage, and set an […]

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"The World" Is In Trouble As Dubai Seeks Debt Hold on Mega-Islands Construction Project

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Dubai’s been building without limits and now seeks debt hold on “The World” artificial islands project. When the idea was conceived, money seemed limitless, their goals too: Real Estate developers Nakheel of the artificial island “World” project in Dubai now say they will ask creditors to accept a moratorium on debt worth billions of dollars, […]

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Toronto's Stock Exchange Courts Israeli Clean Tech

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The Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference reports that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the TSX) is looking to develop relationships with Israeli clean tech companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange offers the world’s largest market for clean tech companies, and the world’s eighth largest stock exchange, according to the release. Israeli companies, especially hi-tech and biotech companies […]

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Applied CleanTech Creates Fuel With Every Flush

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Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System is turning sewage into a fertile source of energy. It may not make for dinnertime conversation, but sewage – human, agricultural and industrial – is an enormous untapped energy source. It represents some of the world’s finest biological matter, and in America, as elsewhere, it is literally going down the […]

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Start-Up Nation Book Looks at Israel's High-tech Industry, Gives Insight Into Clean Tech

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The book was sold-out even before its official release on November 4, says Saul Singer, author and columnist from Jerusalem. Singer co-wrote Start-Up Nation with Dan Senor, a prominent news analyst and businessman from New York. The two take a look at Israel’s trillion dollar high-tech industry and the nation’s improbable success – against all odds. […]

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California's Governator In Israel To Sign Clean Tech Co-op Deal

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Five years ago this past May, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced five Israeli companies as part of his plan to create more than 800 new jobs in California. He urged dozens of other Israeli corporate executives to invest and expand their businesses in the state. “I promised I would travel the world to sell California […]

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Inter-faith Initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in Fight Against Climate Change

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Nearly one month before the climate talks in Copenhagen begin, a crucial event to reach out to the eighty-five per cent of humanity who follow a religion kicked off in London’s Windsor Castle. From 2-4 November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-hosted the global gathering of inter-faith leaders: Faith Commitments for a Living Planet. The meeting […]

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