Comet-ME Continues to Bring Power to Villagers in the South Hebron Hills

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Comet-ME co-founder Elad Orian gets a supportive handshake from Bill Clinton.   It is indeed exciting to report on mammoth solar projects, gigantic desalination plants and world-embracing electric car developments, but the Green Prophet – in the spirit of the biblical prophets one might say – also takes special pleasure in sharing news about individuals and communities […]

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8 Tips For Energy Efficiency “Miracle” This Hanukkah [SLIDESHOW]

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Celebrate the Hanukkah holiday by creating your own energy efficiency miracles! Among other things, the upcoming Jewish holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the fact that a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasted for eight days and nights. Jews all over the world observe the holiday by lighting candles in a menorah (or candelabra) for eight days. […]

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Ohalo College of Katzrin Opens Department of Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

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Ohalo College of Katzrin brings sustainable development studies into the ivory tower. The world of academia and environmental activism do not always go hand in hand, and academics are notorious for their detachment from the real world.  But some universities and colleges are an exception to this generalization.  In fact, Tel Aviv University held a […]

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Israel-France Renewable Energy Conference Taking Place in Tel Aviv This Week

Thinking heads from two countries are better than from one.  French and Israeli scientists meet to discuss renewable energy. A two-day Energies Renouvelables Colloque franco-israelien (or Israel-France Renewable Energy Conference) has been taking place this week in Tel Aviv, in order to bring scientists and developers from both nations together.  Spread over November 10th and […]

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Phoebus Energy Offers A Hybrid Heating System for Hotels and Hospitals

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Using heat pumps and expert data analysis, Phoebus is installing their energy saving solution at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. They promise to offer energy savings, an ROI after 2 to 3 years. Some of the highest energy costs for large facilities today, especially in the hotel hospitality and health care industries, stem from their […]

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Vision Signs MoU with SolFocus for 8 CPV Solar Plants in Saudi Arabia

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SolFocus CPV receivers will catch some rays in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has taken another step toward integrating solar power into its energy mix: Vision Electro Mechanical Co. (Vision) has signed an MoU with California-based SolFocus to build eight solar power stations in the kingdom, starting with a 130-kilowatt solar plant in the Bahra industrial complex […]

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How Oily is That Dress? 10 Tips for Reducing Petroleum Use in the Middle East

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Plastic bags, however you use them, is one reason for an increase in petroleum production in Middle Eastern countries. How greasy is that outfit you’re wearing? People don’t always realize that today’s modern fabrics may contain petroleum. And petroleum is used in a surprising number of consumer items. Petroleum production and consumption increases greenhouse gases […]

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Energy Conference in Israel Becomes Arena for Debating Natural Gas Deal with Egypt

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Nimrod Novik of the Merhav Group  was not pleased by the frontal attack waged by Delek’s Yoram Turbowitz at an energy conference in Israel this week. The Israel Energy and Business Convention 2010 held this week in Ramat Gan addressed a range of energy-related issues and featured keynote speeches by several government ministers. Of particular […]

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Obama Touts Israeli-Developed Solar Company BrightSource

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About to break ground later this month in California, and with an IPO in the horizon, US President lauds clean tech companies like BrightSource for creating new “green” jobs. To bolster his leadership position and defend his support of clean technology, US President Obama lauds the solar energy company BrightSource for creating jobs and green […]

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No More Gas Exploration in Israel?

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Will the sea outside Israel be calm again? Hopes and dreams of a gas bonanza in Israel came to a sudden halt as shares came tumbling down after the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure under Minster Uzi Landau decided to cancel any further sale of oil and gas exploration rights, the Israeli business daily Globes […]

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Israel to Make Public Buildings More Energy Efficient – At No Cost to the Taxpayer

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Energy will soon be used more judiciously at the Supreme Court (shown here) and other public buildings in Israel. The Israeli government has awarded a tender for improving energy efficiency in public buildings by over 30% – without spending a shekel of taxpayer’s money. Under the tender’s Energy Saving Sharing plan, EHS Tech will bear […]

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Ormat Geothermal Reports $1.5 Million Loss

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Despite low 2nd quarter earnings, Ormat has secured $350 million in loan guarantees to develop renewable, geothermal energy plants Israeli-founded geothermal power company  Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) failed to meet the market’s expectations when the company presented its results for Q2: a $1.5 million loss was reported, resulting in a $0.03 loss per share. Most […]

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Solar Power To The People Of Abu Dhabi

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Will Abu Dhabi’s citizens choose solar panels for their roofs when electricity prices go up? The residents of the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi, will soon experience three major changes as the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company electricity supplier plans to install a meter for every apartment and a solar panel on every roof, according […]

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Spain to Provide $10 million for Solar Power Hospitals in Lebanon

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A solar band-aid: Spain and the UN looks to create solar power heating, mainly water, for hospitals in Lebanon. Thanks to a contribution from Spain, Lebanon’s first solar power heating project for hospitals have been made possible, the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star is reporting. The project is part of the Lebanese government’s plan called Country […]

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