Dubai’s RUBENIUS Invited by Mexico to Build 1 GW of Energy Storage on US Border

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Dubai firm to build wind energy storage for Californian consumption? Mexico President Felipe Calderon announced last week at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, that he intends to support a project by Dubai’s RUBENIUS to provide 1 gigawatt of energy storage in Baja California, that would be used to store wind power to be […]

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World’s First Eco-Playbus Hits the Streets of Bethlehem

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Built by Palestinian engineers, the toy-carrying Eco-Playbus is powered by solar and cycling power Yesterday, 250 children from the Aida Camp in Bethlehem and various Camps across Jerusalem gathered to celebrate the launch the unique Eco-Playbus project. Aimed at Palestinians living in refugee camps, the Eco-Playbus is a traveling vehicle filled with games and toys […]

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Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential

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To heat up its solar development, the Egyptian government is offering free land to potential solar investors. Despite Israel’s innovative green tech sector, and Abu Dhabi’s green building commitment at Masdar, the highest-ranking nation in the Middle East for renewable investment potential turns out to be Egypt, according to new  rankings from Ernst & Young. […]

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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 Cleantech Intelligence: LAN-cancer link and 9 More Headlines

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Water shortages caused by malfunctioning, wind power in Israel, Better Place in San Francisco and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. During the past week, Israeli researchers released findings that supports the link between Light At Night (LAN) pollution and cancer. European leaders convened in Israel to discuss R&D and a new […]

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San Francisco Taxis Make The Switch To Better Place Electric Vehicles

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San Francisco plans to join the EV fray with an electrified taxi fleet. In the short-term, electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t so sustainable. Although they reduce carbon emitted from individual vehicles to basically zero, they still require electricity, the bulk of which in most countries is produced by burning carbon-emitting fuels. They also require unfriendly batteries […]

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“Earth Day Network” President Kathleen Rogers Defines “The New Environmentalist”

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Kathleen Rogers and the world wide web have revolutionized citizen environmental activism. Since 1970, Earth Day has pivoted grassroots environmental activism in a powerful way, uniting the global community with global concerns. Numerous other campaigns have also emerged, providing untold opportunities for ordinary citizens to voice their insistence on a cleaner, safer, and saner future. […]

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BrightView's Inline Quality Control "X-Ray" for Solar Panel Manufacturers

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It’s like an X-ray machine for solar panel quality control. For hybrid cars, wind power, and solar energy technology, there’s more than just creative innovation involved in producing the batteries, generators and panels needed to drive the technologies forward. Reasonably-priced quality control processes are necessary so that the elements of new renewable energy technologies can […]

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Meet DESERTEC’s Oliver Steinmetz: Opportunities for Middle East Countries

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Farming the sun from hot climates to Europe? This is the plan of DESERTEC. Today we speak with Oliver Steinmetz. Oliver’s a co-founder and volunteer board member for the DESERTEC Foundation, a small NGO founded in 2008 to promote the DESERTEC concept of supplying clean energy from desert regions to regions with less sun, like […]

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Lebanon Looks to "Smart Grid" and Renewable Sources to Generate 12% of Its Electricity by 2020

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Addressing a renewable energy forum in Beirut earlier this month, Lebanon’s Water and Energy Minister Gebran Bassil (pictured left) cited the need for regulatory changes to facility the introduction of renewable energy in the country, but expressed optimism that Lebanon will reach its goal of generating 12% of its electricity through renewable resources by 2020. […]

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Are Energy Advances in Israel in Parallel With Those Abroad?

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Will Israeli designed recharging stations keep America going? Despite the world economic slowdown, a number of advancements were made worldwide in the fields of alternative and renewable energy. The hottest energy trends of 2009, according to MIT review are: Natural gas drilling technology New batteries for hybrids Carbon capture Smart grid Cellulosic ethanol (biofuel from […]

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"The World" Is In Trouble As Dubai Seeks Debt Hold on Mega-Islands Construction Project

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Dubai’s been building without limits and now seeks debt hold on “The World” artificial islands project. When the idea was conceived, money seemed limitless, their goals too: Real Estate developers Nakheel of the artificial island “World” project in Dubai now say they will ask creditors to accept a moratorium on debt worth billions of dollars, […]

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