Wind Giant Vestas Gives Half of its $1.5 Million Zayed Prize to Other Renewable Innovators

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The Zayed Future Energy Prize is like the Nobel Prize for solutions to climate change. An extremely select jury of international experts in climate change solutions, headed up by IPPC chairman, Nobel prizewinner Dr Pachauri, decided that the Danish wind giant Vestas should be the winner of this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize, which honors […]

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Israel sends wrong message about desalination

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Construction has begun in Israel on the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant. What about water conservation and recycling? SDL Desalination Ltd, a company owned by IDE Technologies and Hong Kong’s Hutchison Water, announced earlier this week that it has begun construction on the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant. The plant, slated to be […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Desalination and 9 More Headlines

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Environmental Studies in Israel, Enlight Renewable Energy’s recent surge, Leviathan Energy, and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. With the aid of a 700,000 euro grant from Europe Aid, the Local Energy Center launched this past week and will help local authorities reduce stress on the power grid and become more energy […]

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Masdar Conference Starts On Hopeful Note

Masdar energy conference started this week. The Fourth World Future Energy Summit hosted by Masdar opened this week bringing out many of the world’s foremost influencers and thought leaders on renewable energy, including heads of state, policy makers, government officials, business leaders, technologists, financiers and academics. All have travelled from corners of the world to […]

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Turkey Joins 78 Others to Pass Feed-in Tariffs To Encourage Renewable Energy

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Feed-in Tariffs can jump-start renewables faster than any other renewable energy policies. But is Turkey’s high enough to do the job? The Republic of Turkey has just joined the throng of rapidly growing developing nations that are offering a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) to developers of renewable energy, in order to put more renewable power on […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Clean Air and 6 More Headlines

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Virent energy, Israel’s green police, renewable energy sources and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Collaboration between Israel and Virginia is set to grow with Virginia’s plans to meet with and provide financial assistance to some Israeli cleantech companies. Israel’s Clean Air Act that was signed in 2008 finally went into effect […]

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US Firms Look to Israel for “Clean-tech” Partnerships

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Daniel Birns, international activities advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, speaks Dec. 15 at a US-Israel environmental symposium at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. Virginia’s largest electric utility is eagerly seeking Israeli “clean-tech” partners that offer innovative technologies aimed at slashing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels through the development of renewable energy […]

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Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential

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To heat up its solar development, the Egyptian government is offering free land to potential solar investors. Despite Israel’s innovative green tech sector, and Abu Dhabi’s green building commitment at Masdar, the highest-ranking nation in the Middle East for renewable investment potential turns out to be Egypt, according to new  rankings from Ernst & Young. […]

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Leviathan Gets EUREKA Grant to Tap Municipal Hydro Power

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Leviathan Energy has been awarded a EUREKA grant of over €1 million to further develop and test its completely unique hydro power turbine in city pipes. Leviathan’s Benkatina turbine makes hydro energy from right inside the pipes that run underneath cities (and up and down hills) carrying municipal waste water. The company’s highly-efficient patent-pending hydroelectric […]

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California’s Hara Could Cut a Staggering 12 Terawatt Hours of Energy Waste in Abu Dhabi

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CA’s software solution, Hara, could to save billions in energy for Abu Dhabi. The national power company in Abu Dhabi has committed to find ways to drastically slash its energy use, using carbon accounting software made by California-based carbon accounting firm Hara, which makes software to measure existing energy use and carbon footprint, and to […]

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