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Rapid Electric Car Charger Comes to Masdar City

The Abu Dhabi government in cooperation with Mitsubishi industries has opened the region’s first  rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The station is located in Masdar City and is certified to meet the Charge de Move (CHAdeMO) industry standard for rapid charging.  This standard can reduce charging time by as much as 90 percent. Charging […]

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Can Air Con Fumes In Hot Cars Cause Cancer?

Have you received an email saying your car’s air con could kill you? The jury is still out until more scientific evidence comes in.  Car and home air conditioning units provide a cooler internal environment, and may also be a possible source of drinking water in emergency situations . But there is another side to […]

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All Electric Renault Spotted in Netanya, Israel

100% electric and driving around Israel: nothing plainer than that! I’ve seen a Better Place Renault Fluence ZE all electric car in the suburban community of Ramat HaSharon, and more than five months after Better Place put 100 electric cars on Israeli roads I spotted another Renault Fluence ZE car in the city of Netanya. This spotting […]

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Morocco to Welcome Solar Impulse Pilots Tonight

We would give anything to be in Rabat as the world’s first solar-powered transcontinental flight comes to an end at roughly 11pm local time. Despite the relatively late hour (chosen to avoid dense air traffic), delegates from the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) and others will be at the airport to congratulate pilot Bertrand […]

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Jet Fuel from Carbon Dioxide – New Science Project in Israel

More clean tech innovation from Israel? Researchers Prof. Moti Herskowitz and Prof. Miron Landau from Ben Gurion University in Israel were recently awarded a highly competitive Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation (I-SAEF) grant to further their groundbreaking research in liquid fuels. Herskowitz heads the BGU Energy Initiative, which is developing multiple alternative fuels from solar […]

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Better Place Electric Car Spotting

Seeing a prototype Better Place EV car is a lot different than the real thing on the road. Photo by Maurice Picow More than five months have passed since Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company put its first 100 Renault Fluence EV on  Israeli roads.  The event was covered with a certain amount of […]

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Carpooling Services for Lebanese Students

Visit Autopooling.com to car pool in Lebanon. It is often true that through hardship people naturally become more resourceful. Carpooling first became prominent in the United States as a rationing tactic during World War II. It returned in the mid 1970s due to the 1973 oil crisis and the 1979 energy crisis and it has […]