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MENA Is Fired Up For A Solar Boom

The Middle East-North Africa region has greater potential for Concentrated Solar Power projects than in another in the world, a new World Bank study finds. If the MENA region plays smart, it could benefit from a huge influx of Concentrated Solar Power projects, according to a new World Bank study. In cooperation with Ernst & […]

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Here Comes the Arava Sun at Kibbutz Ketura

Scandals aside, it was a historic day in the sun at Arava Power’s launch on Sunday. Green Prophet’s new intern Bracha Arnold was there VIP barbecue by the pool. Champagne. Red carpets. Internationally recognized musicians. No, it wasn’t a glitzy awards show, just the launch of Kibbutz Ketura’s solar field, the first of its kind […]

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Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

Protesters in Jordan are campaigning against the country’s plans to build a nuclear reactor which they state carries more risks than positive impacts Despite the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station and Germany’s bold move to shut down all nuclear reactors by 2020, it seems the Middle East is still set on a nuclear future. […]

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRe8Z_qCYb0&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] It’s being billed as an historical event. The folks at Arava Power, based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. Over the next twenty years the field called Ketura Sun, is expected to generate some 5 MW of electricity and will spare […]

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Bosphorus To Become Center of Hydrogen Energy Production If Second Canal Is Built

The proposed canal has been slammed by Turkish environmentalists. But authorities at Turkey’s center for hydrogen energy technology see a silver lining: the canal could enable Turkey to become one of the world’s most important producers of hydrogen energy. When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his self-termed “crazy project” last month – a […]

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Israel To Research from the Moon?

Studying earth from the moon could help humanity better understand climate change, Israeli engineers in Google Lunar X competition say. (From left, SPACE IL’s Yonatan Weintraub and Kfir Damari with Lori Garver, deputy administrator at NASA). As we learned recently from Rola’s post on Virgin’s galactic space travel for tourism, green research fields can be […]

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120 Dubai buildings do the Internet of Things to save energy

In order to reduce their energy consumption, hundreds of buildings are being connected to Pacific Control Cloud Systems’ M2M technology. Over one hundred buildings in Dubai are latching onto Pacific Control Systems’ machine-to-machine energy efficiency technology every day. In order to combat the outside temperatures, most businesses, restaurants, and universities crank their A/C units so […]

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Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

Make wind power? Egypt wants to talk to you about its electricity needs. In a summary of the policy environment for wind power in Egypt completed after the revolution earlier this year, Reve sums up the policy background to Egypt’s dramatic new post-revolution energy and environmental tenders plan, which we have covered at Green Prophet too. They’re big […]