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Saudi Arabia Seeks to Join International Renewable Energy Group IRENA

Will Saudi Arabia’s IRENA Membership Help Influence  Environmental Change? Saudi Arabia, a country which still contains much of the world’s remaining petroleum reserves, is now trying to put its environmental “money where its mouth is” by joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). In an article posted on January 17 in the UAE’s “The National” English news […]

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Biofuel Project for Qatar Airways and Airbus

Will Qatar’s air buses be biofueled? The Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar, together with Qatar Airways, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Petroleum Company have started a new biofuel project to power commercial airliners, including large ones such as Airbus. As noted in a Gulf Times article, along with Qatar’s own air transport and technology concerns, […]

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"Cooperative for Renewable Energy" Invests in Clean Energy and Community in Israel

In Israel, kibbutzim (once-socialist agricultural collectives) have risen as a hotbed of environmental activity.  Green Prophet has covered Kibbutz Ein Shemer, which holds environmental education seminars in their state-of-the-art greenhouse, and Kibbutz Lotan, which hosts the Center for Creative Ecology, just as a few of many examples. Although not physically based on a kibbutz, the […]

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The Israel Cleantech Tour Returns to California

Israeli clean tech companies to head to California for future cooperation, hopefully. Based on the successes of matching clean tech companies from Israel last year to California partners, with strategic partners and investors in California, the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) announces its 2nd Israel Cleantech Tour & Summit in Palo Alto, California. According […]

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Iran Creates Biofuel from Algae

A salt lake in Iran has given rise to a new species of algae for biofuel. This is the large salt lake “Urmia”. Are the Iranians looking for biofuel alternatives such as algae to dangerous and polluting nuclear power? Iran Daily reports that researchers at Iran’s Shiraz University have succeeded to make biofuel from algae, […]

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Seanergy Rides and Holds Wave Power

It can harness 20 times more energy than any other wave technology in existence today and also produce carbon-free desalinated water. How? Seanergy ‘holds the waves.’ To wean America off polluting and politically unstable foreign oil, government members and legislators are advocating technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and also wave energy to develop new […]

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Turkey Blowing and Going on Wind Energy

Wind turbines are big, but built to catch the wind in Turkey Turkey’s got some renewable energy projects brewing see our recent article on renewable energy prospects for Turkey. Competing with oil from the Middle East, it now appears that the Turkish government has decided to favor more projects dealing with wind and other renewable […]