BrightSource and Luz II Create World's First Solar Thermal Field Pilot in Israel

The Israel cleantech world is buzzing over BrightSource and its subsidiary Luz II. The companies recently invited the press to visit the world’s first operating solar thermal field in the Negev Desert, for creating clean and efficient solar energy. The 12,000 square meter test site will generate 1.5 MW of electricity. Cheaper heliostats, no need […]

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Isaac Berzin Enlists Israelis Into The Business of Algae for Biofuel

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While Israel has some of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in producing renewable energy — consider the geothermal power company Ormat [ORA (TLV)]and its geothermal power station in Nevada or Solel’s solar energy plant in the Mohave Desert – proving viability on Israeli turf has been a sore spot for inventors and would-be international […]

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Eco Contact Gets a Green Spin at Bodyways and Vertigo Dance Festival

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We’d featured Vertigo’s eco-village taking root in a chicken coop on Green Prophet before, and our friend Ehud from the Jerusalem Post, wrote a brilliant piece on the village. Today Rivi Nissim, our multi-talented dance friend, photographer and architect from Bodyways, Israel’s largest dance portal, sent us a notice of a new eco-themed festival she’s […]

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Solar Energy Hope Floats With Geotectura's Enegy-Collection Balloons

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They say hope floats. Israel’s premiere environmental architecture firm Geotectura has certainly taken this statement to heart. Joseph Cory a designer at Geotectura, has worked with an aerospace engineer, to develop floating solar balloons capable of collecting solar energy in crowded cityscapes and places where large solar panels are not a viable alternative. They hold […]

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Does Dioxane Blow the Lid off Ecover’s Green Cover?

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Ecover is lauded by the United Nations for protecting the earth, and the company’s products scour many a lean and green TreeHugging homes — even ours. Looking beyond the products’ labeling and phosphate-freeness, the Organic Consumer’s Association decided to do its own tests. Among some of our favorite eco-brands emerged Ecover. The much-loved household product, it […]

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Are You An Environmental Hero?

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If so, consider getting yourself nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award for Environmental Protection. To be awarded on Israel’s 60 year anniversary, the Ministry of Environmental Protection is looking for a few good green women and men. Lucky winners will get the chance to meet Shimon Peres, Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra and Minister Ruhama […]

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Ecover’s Dishwashing Soap Make Us Feel a Little Dirty

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Enviro-friendly folks like to extol the virtues of using Ecover. We use some of the products ourselves. Heck, the company’s even been recognized by the United Nations for their work in “cleaning” up the environment. The plant-based products, which include dish washing soap to floor detergent, are popular among the green types, especially those who […]

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Israeli Scientists to “Freeze” Global Warming

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“At a time when steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, coupled with the acidification of the ocean’s waters, precipitate the ongoing process of global warming, the importance of following long-term changes and trends in aquatic photosynthesis increases dramatically,” say Dr. Ilana Berman-Frank and Prof. Zvy Dubinsky, of Bar-Ilan University. This is important since about 50% of […]

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Go Green Quickly to Avert Energy Crises, Say US-Israeli Economists

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Analysts from Tel Aviv University and San Francisco offer sound solutions for looming energy crises: With electricity rates soaring as much as 150% since 2001, and predictions of severe and regular blackouts in states such as Washington and Virginia, there’s a clear need for new thinking about electricity. A recipe for preventing a dark future […]

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