Lebanon and United Nations to Develop Solar Energy Projects

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Lebanon’s Energy Ministry plans to work with the UN’s regional development project, UNDP to use solar energy for both heating and energy in various parts of the country, reports the UPI. The UN agency currently has at least 25 development projects ongoing in Lebanon, with at least two of them involving solar energy. We’ve already […]

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Could America's SEIA Solar Energy Bill Catch the Sun in the Middle East?

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The SEIA: Will their Solar Bill of Rights become reality? Could it work in the Middle East? Solar energy as one of the world’s best alternative energy sources is already an important discussion topic during the ongoing COP 15 conference in Copenhagen. One group in particular, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is  pushing the […]

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Israel "Globes" Business Conference To Showcase Country's Clean Tech and Water Prowess

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Irrespective of the outcome of the current COP 15 climate change conference still in progress in Copenhagen, “Startup Nation” Israel is already making plans to become a world leader in clean technology ventures, especially in the areas of water, energy and environmental technologies. Some of these projects will be topics for panel discussions that will be taking […]

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Haifa Chemicals and Citi To Sell Carbon Credits

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Haifa Bay is lovely, but it’s extremely polluted. Chemical giant there now producing carbon credits with Citi bank. What would induce a significantly environmentally polluting company like Israel’s Haifa Chemicals to make an agreement with an international banking institution like Citi to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Haifa Chemicals has long been a […]

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Can the American-Danish MethaEnergy Compete With Better Place?

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Is a Serenus methenol fuel cell package the best one going? With the opening Monday of the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, some of the discussions taking place there will deal with finding “greener” solutions to ground transportation, particularly automobiles and other vehicles which are now considered as being one of […]

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Capstone and Israel's HelioFocus Get Grants To Fire Up Solar Powered Micro-Turbines

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Captsone’s microturbine could be fired up by solar power in new project with Heliofocus. California based Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST) and Israel based HelioFocus Ltd,  have entered into an agreement to develop a micro-turbine to produce power from concentrated solar energy.  The project is being funded in part with a $800,000 grant from the B.I.R.D Foundation, […]

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Masdar and Partners To Undergo Solar PV Feasibility Study in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City

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Masdar starts testing feasibility of solar energy at eco city. Will Abu Dhabi’s dust let the sunshine in? Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy  Company, Masdar,  and Spain’s Instituto De Sistemas Fotovoltaicos de Concentracion S.A. (ISFOC) have signed an agreement to conduct a test and study concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technologies in the Emirate’s unique subtropical climate. Although blessed […]

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Swine Flu Finds Hajj 2009

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Muslims succumb to swine flu during annual Hajj pilgrimage. One of the biggest concerns to Saudi Arabian health authorities has unfortunately become a reality at this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, now underway in Islam’s holiest cities of Mecca and Medina. This year’s pilgrimage, which began on Saturday, November 21, has already claimed at least four lives […]

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Corals Feeding On Jellyfish: A Strategy To Deal With Climate Change?

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Corals caught munching on jellyfish. Are they adapting to climate change? It would seem that jellyfish, often referred simply to as “jellies” wouldn’t have any problem floating around near patches of coral – unless that coral just happens to be a predatory species known as mushroom coral, or fingia scruposa in Latin. This unusual phenomenon […]

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California's PG&E Looks to Invest up to $1.5 Billion in BrightSource and Alt Energy Plants

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PG&E says it will more than a billion in alternative energy projects. California’s mega utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is keen on using solar and wind energy to provide electric power for America’s most populous state. Despite a number of objections by both environmentalists (who say wind farms are dangerous to birds and […]

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Teva Learning Center Combines Environmental and Spiritual Awareness With An Eye to the East

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A North American Jewish environmental awareness center is expanding its programs in environmental education to make Jewish students more aware of the need to combine the values of Judaism with those of preserving the environment. The Teva Learning Center, headed by Director Nili Simhai, has become North America’s foremost Jewish environmental education institute, with the […]

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CuraPipe Systems Hires "Pigs" to Repair Leaky Pipelines

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Internal pinhole cracks get repaired by Curapipe’s little pig train. Small, pin-hole leaks in water, oil, and other types of pipelines often result in substantial fluid losses as well as environmental damage. It now appears that an Israeli company CuraPipe Systems has invented a unique way to seal pinhole leaks in water and other types of […]

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Arad Group and Leviathan Energy Find Leaks and Generate Power from Water Pipes

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The WATEC conference is now on in Tel Aviv. Let’s look at some new technologies attempting to collect energy with every flush, and to detect leaky pipes with drone planes. (Above: Gadi Hareli from Leviathan- Reuters) Imagine being able to detect leaks and water pipes and create hydro-electric power at the same time. Two Israeli […]

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Dow Chemical and Saudi Arabia's KAUST University Vow To Clean Up Environment

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Dow Chemical Company, a worldwide leader in the global chemical industry, and sponsor of the 2010 Dow Live Earth Run for Water, has entered into agreements with the new Saudi Arabian King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)  for developing cleaner, new routes for producing chemical derivatives. The two are also looking into ways […]

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Lebanon's Harissa Forest Saved from Destruction by Maronite Church

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Lebanon’s Harissa Forest is only 400 square hectares in size, but it is considered one of ten Mediterranean forest attractions from a sheer beauty and conservation standpoint. Located on a hillside above the predominantly Christian city of Jounieh,  the more than 1,000 year old forest had been threatened by real estate developers and construction contractors […]

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Jewish Israelis and Jewish Americans Look to US-Israel Cooperation To Break Oil Dependence

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If any of you were able to make Sunday’s renewable energy conference in Jerusalem or in San Francisco,  you may have gained a better insight of  the joint renewable energy projects that Israel and the US are involved in. The one-day conference was held in the American Jewish Committee’s Jerusalem headquarters in Beit Moses, and […]

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