Denmark Set to Spotlight Electric Car Initiative at Global Climate Change Conference

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For 25 years Denmark has supported the adoption of electric vehicles by excluding them from the hefty 200% tax levied on new cars. However, due to the limited capabilities of the models available, only 497 electric cars are registered in the entire country, as the New York Times pointed out in a recent article. All […]

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Agrotop's Green Henhouse Hotel For Humane Poultry That Matches EU Standards

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Chickens won’t cluck at this: Aside from making life more comfortable for the hens, Agrotop’s henhouse incorporates wind and solar power, recycles wastewater, and even processes chicken waste into biofuel. Chicken is a consumer favorite all over the world, but many people aren’t happy with the way chicken arrives at their table – both from […]

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California's PG&E Looks to Invest up to $1.5 Billion in BrightSource and Alt Energy Plants

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PG&E says it will more than a billion in alternative energy projects. California’s mega utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is keen on using solar and wind energy to provide electric power for America’s most populous state. Despite a number of objections by both environmentalists (who say wind farms are dangerous to birds and […]

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Water and 9 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of November 15, 2009

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During the week of November 15, 2009, the 2009 WATEC water conference took place in Tel Aviv. Israel plans to desalinate Cypriot water and Green Prophet wrote about two companies that are generating power from leaks in water pipes. For these stories and the rest of this week’s 9 Israel-related cleantech headlines, see below. Solar […]

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Inter-faith Initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in Fight Against Climate Change

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Nearly one month before the climate talks in Copenhagen begin, a crucial event to reach out to the eighty-five per cent of humanity who follow a religion kicked off in London’s Windsor Castle. From 2-4 November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-hosted the global gathering of inter-faith leaders: Faith Commitments for a Living Planet. The meeting […]

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A Lightning Strike in Africa Helps Take the Pulse of the Sun

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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

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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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Jewish Clean Tech Conference in San Francisco to Feature Israeli Companies and "Green" US Superstars

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 With an eye to the Middle East, hundreds of Jewish professionals will meet November 8 in San Francisco to share ideas and experiences dealing with clean energy projects in both the US and in Israel. The conference Jewish Response to the Energy Challenge (JREC) will feature some of the top Jewish “players” in the clean tech and […]

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Saudi Arabia's KAUST University Is Eco-friendly Environment For Fueling Academic Progress

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 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may still be considered as one of the most conservative from a religious standpoint. But with the opening of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, otherwise known as KAUST, a new era in academic learning, combined with new innovations in ecological architecture and design, has begun in which […]

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Comet-ME, Solar for Palestinians is a Finalist in the BBC World Challenge

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Israeli-run NGO gives solar power to off-grid West Bank Palestinian villagers Comet-ME (Community, Energy, and Technology in the Middle East) is one of those visionary non-profit organizations that recognizes the fact that environmental concerns span the Middle East’s borders, cultures, religions, and histories.  At the end of the day, all the residents of the Middle […]

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Meet Israel’s Green Bedouin Ahmed Amrani

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The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies strewn at the sides of treeless streets. When the wind picks up, plastic bags, newspapers and sacks billow across the surrounding desert wasteland. Discarded construction materials mar the landscape. “First you have to understand why they throw litter […]

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Global Cleantech 100 Includes 5 Israeli Companies

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Israel was the only Middle East representation to make the new Global Cleantech 100 list, and according to the survey 5 companies made the cut.  According to the search engine on the Guardian, only 4 made the cut, they are water purification company AqWise, solar company Solel Solar Systems, energy storage company EnStorage, wind energy gear […]

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Taga Hybrid Bike-Stroller and 8 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of August 16, 2009

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During the week of August 16, 2009, researchers from Ben Gurion University began taking steps towards commercializing their cheaper method of reverse-osmosis desalination to clean dirty groundwater. GreenProphet covered Taga’s hybrid bicycle and baby stroller in one and Globes reported on plans to install solar energy systems at Ben Gurion Airport. For these stories and […]

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Aqua Soft's Drone Plane Collects Water From Air, Drops It As Rain

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Global warming increasingly threatens humankind’s reliance on rainfall, but now an Israeli inventor has come up with an ingenious solution to diminishing water sources: a hovering unmanned plane powered by solar energy that harvests water from the air and drops it to the ground as rainwater. The idea may sound wacky, but Mayer Fitoussi, CEO […]

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