Moroccan Students Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

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Sixty percent of Morocco’s fuel reserves consists of petroleum and 23 percent of the country’s energy is derived from coal, according to the DESERTEC Knowledge Platform. Yet Morocco has to import roughly 96 percent of its fossil fuel, which is both costly and politically destabilizing. So it comes as no surprise that learning institutions around the North African […]

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MUV-e’s Folding Electric Trolley Goes from Land to Bus to Train

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The MUV-e folding e-scooter from Israel can be personalized, linked to your smart phone, carried with you on the bus and stored in small apartments without taking much space. Estimated cost about $2000. Urban transportation has recently taken on new and innovative forms, which include gliding along on electric skates, and surfing city sidewalks on […]

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New Renault Twizy Electric Car Being Tested in Tel Aviv Rental-Share Plan

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More than a skateboard, less than a car; that’s Renault’s new electric Twizy Tel Aviv’s serious pollution and car parking problems which were partially alleviated with the Tel-O-Fun bike sharing program  back in 2011;  and with proposed  ideas to ban trucks during the morning rush hours. The city’s Municipality may now have an even better […]

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Plasan Greens Chevrolet’s 2014 Corvette Body

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 2014will be lighter and stronger, thanks to the Israeli company Plasan High performance sports cars, including the  gold Mercedes sports coupes burning blends of biofuel are not exactly on most people’s minds as being environmentally friendly. But these are the kind of cars loved by the wealthy and extravagant men of the Middle East […]

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Zerotracer: A Globetrotting Electric Motorbike With its Own Helmet

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The Swiss-made Zerotracer motorbike strutted its super efficient stuff at Masdar City and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week. Designed by Tobias Wülser as part of his thesis project at the Academy of Art and Design in Aarau, the globe-trotting electric vehicle that “wears its own helmet” traveled around the globe in just 80 […]

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Speed Sisters Arab Women Are Top-Ranked

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The Speed Sisters, the Palestinian women’s motor racing team, are a Middle Eastern first: Independent and passionate, they’ve charted their own roadmap through a male-dominated sport, steering around family expectations, social pressures, community politics and an active military occupation.  Zoom out and the nuances deepen – women in nearby Saudi aren’t permitted to drive . Racing is […]

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Dubai to Overtake Heathrow as World’s Largest Airport

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Dubai International Airport (DXB) will overtake Heathrow as the world’s biggest international airport by 2015. What’s the environmental impact of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) decade of relentless aviation growth?   In 2000, Dubai didn’t warrant mention on a register of the world’s Top 100 airports. By 2010, it had soared to 13th place, reaching […]

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Will Radiation Danger Spoil Israel’s Electrified Train?

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And make it electric? Electrifying Israel’s railway system may cause too much electromagnetic radiation experts warn. Israel’s local and national rail services have often been featured on Green Prophet ever since Jerusalem’s light rail service was completed in 2010, and another light rail line proposed for the coastal city of Tel Aviv .Its national rail service, […]

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Qatar Airways Praised for its Natural Gas/Biofuel Push to the Skies

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Cheaper flights for all? If Qatar’s “Pearl project” can develop the natural gas industry for planes, it could translate into reducing overall costs for US carriers. Qatar Airways ambitious new plan to erect a $19 billion Pearl project that will be the largest gas-to-liquids plant in the world, is receiving massive praise and optimism over its future […]

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New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

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  On Thursday, Dec. 20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. They propose passing a Basic Law for environmental protection, and a long-term blueprint for the Israeli energy market. Livni presented The Movement’s environmental agenda together with Green […]

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Spiffy New Tramway Connects Casablanca’s Hot Spots

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King Mohammed VI rode with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and head of Moroccan government Abdelilah Benkirane on Casablanca’s spiffy new tramway during its debut run, which traversed the distance between United Nations Square and Mohammed Square on 12 December, 2012. Designed to reduce air pollution, ease vehicular congestion and increase economic development in what […]

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