Water Arc's Water Recycling Gets a Boost at Cleantech 2008

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Last week, Green Prophet reported from the Cleantech 2008 expo, the annual exhibition of environmentally-friendly technologies and innovations in Israel. The talk of the town (or Airport City, at least) was the sun, following the announcement that the Israel Electric Company is going to pay families producing clean energy via solar panels. The sun’s nemesis, […]

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Brightsource Launches Solar Energy Plant in the Negev

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Israel’s natural resources are few and far between. But one resource that Israel has in abundance is sunlight, and perhaps for that reason, Israel has been a world leader in solar energy. Until now, most of Israel’s cutting edge solar technology companies have focused their energies abroad, in California’s Mojave Desert and elsewhere. A huge […]

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Holy Electrical Bacteria, Batman!

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Come on, who hasn’t always wanted to say that? And now you can, because an Israeli researcher with a flair for electricity-centered solutions has discovered–wait for it–a bacteria that produces electricity. Tel Aviv University Professor Avi Kribus, who until now has been best known for his advances in solar energy, discovered a bacteria that generates […]

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Isaac Berzin, Israel’s "Green Giant"

Dr. Isaac Berzin, founder of Greenfuel Technologies, was recently profiled in Ha’aretz. Berzin, a Ben-Gurion University and MIT-trained chemical engineer, and Boston-based Greenfuel Technologies have developed a revolutionary technology to produce biofuels from algae that are bred on gases emitted by power plants. Time Magazine included Berzin in its list of the 100 most influential […]

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Solar Energy Hope Floats With Geotectura's Enegy-Collection Balloons

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They say hope floats. Israel’s premiere environmental architecture firm Geotectura has certainly taken this statement to heart. Joseph Cory a designer at Geotectura, has worked with an aerospace engineer, to develop floating solar balloons capable of collecting solar energy in crowded cityscapes and places where large solar panels are not a viable alternative. They hold […]

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New "Cleantech Israel" Group Meets in Herzliya

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Cleantech Israel, a new group that enables entrepreneurs, investors, academics, government officials and others to meet and exchange ideas about Israel’s renewable energy, water, and environmental technology sectors, held its second event yesterday in Herzliya Pituach. The event featured a presentation by Alon Tamari, Co-CEO of SolarPower Israel — the largest solar integration company in […]

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Go Green Quickly to Avert Energy Crises, Say US-Israeli Economists

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Analysts from Tel Aviv University and San Francisco offer sound solutions for looming energy crises: With electricity rates soaring as much as 150% since 2001, and predictions of severe and regular blackouts in states such as Washington and Virginia, there’s a clear need for new thinking about electricity. A recipe for preventing a dark future […]

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The Water Crisis and the Electric Car

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The public discussion of Israel’s water problems intensified last week, with Israel’s most respected newspaper, Ha’aretz, calling on water authorities to shift to regulating demand for the scarce resource. During the same week, a new study was released which suggested that a shift to electric cars could seriously impact water consumption in countries where this […]

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A Green Shekel? Ethical Financial Investment in Israel

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Brits amongst us might well be familiar with the concept of ‘green’ or ‘ethical banking’ through publicity surrounding the Cooperative Bank and Triodos, or other UK high street banks that are falling over themselves to offer this new, trendy financial facility, which is also spreading rapidly through the American banking system; but what about Israel? […]

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