Will Israel be a Leader in Introducing Electric Cars? Ask the Tax Man!

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There’s more involved in running an electric car in Israel than just the electricity. The year 2011 is deemed by some to be the year when electric cars and their infrastructures will hopefully begin a trend in which people will begin using these environmentally friendly cars over those burning fossil fuels. The Better Place infrastructure […]

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Better Place Gets a “Charge” With GE Partnership

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GE’s  handsome designer car charging post the Watt Station even “talks” to drivers! Entrepreneur Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car battery exchange infrastructure projects will probably get a new “power boost” vi an announced partnership with the American General Electric Company (GE) to develop electric car infrastructures in the USA and other locations, according to  the NY […]

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Planned Flooding of Ancient Roman Spa in Turkey Shows Disregard for Archeological Sites

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Allianoi Roman baths in better days. Is flooding this site for irrigation  a “massacre” or unavoidable water reservoir project? In a planned act that seems to be no different than bulldozing ancient archeological sites in Libya the Turkish government is going through with work to flood the  ancient Roman hot springs spa of Allianoi. The site […]

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Going Green Is A Tactical Offensive In War

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The US Army in Afghanistan recognizes that going green solves fuel supply problems for troops. Logistical supply line problems in military forces have been the downfall of armies since organized warfare began. The US Army goes green as a tactical move: Recent attacks against US military and NATO fuel convoys in Afghanistan have resulted in US […]

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Israel Marine Ecologist Says Mediterranean Needs More Environmental Protection

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Despite recent beach cleanup efforts, much more needs to be done to protect the Mediterranean. Meet Dr. Ruth Yahel, a marine ecologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, who specializes in studying and protecting Israel’s Mediterranean marine environment. She said that the Med is “going through an enormous change, and that  50% of the […]

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New Eilat-Eilot Clean Tech Center May Boost Solar And Wind Energy Projects

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Artist rendition of what the new Eilat-Eilot Clean Technology Center may look like Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, which hosts the annual Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference, will now get a further renewable energy boost by receiving a concession to build a new renewable energy center. The Eilat-Eilot Group which has put on the renewable […]

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Under Highway Piezoelectric “Generators” Could Provide Power to Propel Electric Cars

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Piezoelectric  crystal generators may one day power electric cars as well. The infrastructure needed to provide power for Better Place and other types of electric cars may soon get a boost with a unique form of under-roadway generators being developed by the Innowattech Company and the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology. The project being […]

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Better Place Founder Shai Agassi Heads to China for Summer Davos Economic Forum

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Fueling up. Better Place hoped to “fuel” more interest at the “Summer Davos” economic forum. In a strong indication that he and his company are definitely on the world economic map, Better Place electric car company head Shai Agassi, together with Israel Minister for Industry, Trade and Labor Binyamin Ben-Eliezar attended the annual World Economic […]

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Can Shmuel Ovadia’s SDE Wave Energy Compete with World’s Largest Wave Power Hub?

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Wave energy may be Mankind’s future energy resource. Generating electricity from ocean currents and waves is still far from being an accomplished reality, despite efforts being made by innovators like Shmuel Ovada and his SDE wave energy company. But now, the idea of using the tremendous power of the sea to create energy is much […]

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Will Israel’s Undersea Gas Pipeline Idea Increase the Mediterranean’s Already Polluted State?

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Natural gas fields off Israel’s coast. A submerged gas pipeline to Greece will be even more ecologically problematic. Israel is considering a plan to build an underwater natural gas pipeline to Europe as a way to transport gas being drilled from offshore wells in the eastern Mediterranean. The plan, as reported August 30 in Globes, […]

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Oman’s “Noor Majan” To Build MidEast’s First Electric Car – With Massage Seats to Boot

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April fool’s in Oman in August? The mystery Omani EV is purportedly going to run 2,250 miles on one charge. This may be just another Gulf State far-fetched innovation, like the white gold, biofuel-running Mercedes Benz in Abu Dhabi: Mr. Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri, CEO of Oman’s Noor Majan is promoting what will be the Middle […]

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