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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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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"Turd Timber" By Qteros Makes Biofuel from Human and Animal Excrement


  An Israeli-American team develops sludge to ethanol technology The stuff may stink to high heaven, and is very unpleasant to work with; but “manure in the sewer”, or just plain “poop” is fast on its way to becoming a viable biofuel. Thanks to a venture involving an American bio-fuel company, Qteros, and an Israeli […]

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How Israel's Military Secrets Translate to Clean Technology


Since its founding in 1917, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, usually known as the JTA, has been a leading international journalistic source for communicating news and  projects  dealing with the world-wide Jewish community.  Many JTA news articles have dealt with various developments in Israel and the Middle East, including those which are beneficial to the cause […]

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PowerSines Saves On Industrial-Scale Lighting Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions


If the Swiss do business with them, they must be doing something right, reasons Eran Tagor, CEO of PowerSines. Founded in 1980 it’s doing more than impressing the discriminating Swiss. With a staff of 55, the company supplies two main products to municipalities and businesses across the globe: the LEC (Lighting Efficient Controller) for retail […]

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Optical "Soil Dipstick" Forecasts the Health of Farms, Forests and the Planet


According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever — melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming’s effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel Aviv University invention, a real-time “Optical Soil Dipstick” (OSD), may help solve the mystery […]

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The Spanish Government Boycotts the Environment


Boycotting and destabilizing a country’s business heart for political reasons is fine in my books. But boycotting art, schools, or the environment? Spain, with which Israel has a number of high profile collaborative environmental projects in solar energy and in water, have decided to boycott a solar science project from an Israeli academic team because […]

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Tigo Energy's Solar Solution Monitors Power From The Sun


Tigo Energy’s inside the box thinking, optimizes solar power plant output Despite the cutting-edge science invested in solar energy, some aspects of the industry lag behind, explains Jeffrey Krisa, VP of marketing and sales for Tigo Energy. And that’s just where his company comes in. Since 2007 it has raised $17 million, and Tigo Energy is […]

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