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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Toronto's Stock Exchange Courts Israeli Clean Tech

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The Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference reports that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the TSX) is looking to develop relationships with Israeli clean tech companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange offers the world’s largest market for clean tech companies, and the world’s eighth largest stock exchange, according to the release. Israeli companies, especially hi-tech and biotech companies […]

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Water and 9 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of November 15, 2009

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During the week of November 15, 2009, the 2009 WATEC water conference took place in Tel Aviv. Israel plans to desalinate Cypriot water and Green Prophet wrote about two companies that are generating power from leaks in water pipes. For these stories and the rest of this week’s 9 Israel-related cleantech headlines, see below. Solar […]

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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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Applied CleanTech Creates Fuel With Every Flush

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Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System is turning sewage into a fertile source of energy. It may not make for dinnertime conversation, but sewage – human, agricultural and industrial – is an enormous untapped energy source. It represents some of the world’s finest biological matter, and in America, as elsewhere, it is literally going down the […]

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CNBC On Israel's Clean Tech Potential For America

Appearing on CNBC, serial entrepreneur Jon Medved mentions the thousand or so clean tech start-ups in Israel. He’s also talking about the tried tested and true clean tech companies: In geothermal energy, the largest in the world is Israel’s Ormat (ORA) which trades on the NASDAQ. Medved discusses the solar companies Solel and BrightSource. Solel […]

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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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California's Governator In Israel To Sign Clean Tech Co-op Deal

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Five years ago this past May, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced five Israeli companies as part of his plan to create more than 800 new jobs in California. He urged dozens of other Israeli corporate executives to invest and expand their businesses in the state. “I promised I would travel the world to sell California […]

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A Lightning Strike in Africa Helps Take the Pulse of the Sun

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Could Prof. Colin Price’s new discovery become a new tool for monitoring the effects of climate change? Sunspots, which rotate around the sun’s surface, tell us a great deal about our own planet. Scientists rely on them, for instance, to measure the sun’s rotation or to prepare long-range forecasts of the Earth’s health. But there […]

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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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The 2010 Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference Looks To Carbon-Free Energy

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Artistic rendition of the Timna Renewable energy park In Eilat During a speech at the recent 2009 Israel Presidents Conference, Prime Minister Netanyahu remarked that Israel is embarking on programs to enable it to be almost entirely reliant on alternative energy systems by the year 2020. This plan, which  many  people see as more of […]

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Looking at the US and China As Stacy Reports From Barcelona Climate Change Talks

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Climate change activists are pooling their resources as we speak in Barcelona at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks. This is an antecedent to the big United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen in December where countries are expected to draft real solutions to stopping the over-production of greenhouse gases. Part-time Green Prophet Stacy Feldman reports […]

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Queengil Provides Sensible Drip Irrigation Tape Drop by Drop

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It is finally raining in Israel and other parts of the Middle East; but the region’s acute water shortage is far from being over. An Israeli company Queengil, is trying to help alleviate the problem of providing maximum crop irrigation with available water resources, refining the technology of “drip” irrigation which has already been doing […]

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SolarEdge Plans Holistic Approach to Solar Energy Efficiency

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With a $23 million investment, SolarEdge takes PV systems to the next level of efficiency. GE just invested in them. Now, Guy Sella, founder and CEO of Israeli company SolarEdge, is planning a revolution. Don’t be alarmed though, this one isn’t dangerous. His goal is to transform the way photovoltaic systems are now operated, in […]

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7 Solar Innovators From Israel That Could Fuel Our Planet

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They are on investors’ hit lists and the green tech media is keen to monitor their progress. Key policy makers from the United States urge them on. Israeli solar technology innovators are channelling and shaping the sun’s energy and breaking the world’s dependence on oil. With organizations like the Cleantech Group, an international business development […]

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EcoOcean Opening a New Marine Research and Education Center This Week

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EcoOcean is an Israeli non-profit organization that has been working since 2002 towards maintaining a healthy marine environment in the eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea.  The organization’s team of Israeli scientists does this by conducting research and running ecological education programs. (You can read here about its director’s Andreas’ swim with the whales). Education […]

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Innowattech Proves It Can Collect Energy From Highways and Byways

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“Parasitic” energy harvesting systems. An Israeli company shows it can collect energy from Israel’s highways. Think of the volume of traffic on your city highways. It’s just going to waste. But hopefully not for long: an Israeli company Innowattech has found a way to take the mechanical energy created by cars to convert it to […]

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