As Better Place Tests Battery Replacement Technology in Japan, Is Better Place the Best Electric Car Company?

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Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company seemed to be on the right track with their conception of a totally electric family sized car. The Israeli company, with offices located in the Kiryat Atidim high tech park, outside of Tel Aviv, developed a prototype for an electric car, using a Renault Megane with an electric […]

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A Dubai Disneyland Coming To Lebanon? Plans Call For Artificial "Cedar Island" Mega Development Deal

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(Illustration of Cedar Island, a new artificial island project proposed for off the coast of Lebanon). Environmentalists in Beirut’s American University are calling it a disaster:  A Lebanese company is looking to build mega artificial islands like Palm Island in Dubai, but in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. They are calling it […]

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Israel Celebrates "Earth Day" Today Only Tomorrow, With Lights Out, Beach Cleaning, Concerts and Green Awards

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(Photographer Yuval Chen spent almost two years snapping shots of hedgehogs in Tel Aviv’s urban landscape. For more see ISRAELITY). Celebrated since 1970, Israel is for the first time celebrating Earth Day nationally. They didn’t put their lights out for an hour a few weeks ago to mark Earth Hour (there was a big football […]

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World Bank Report Recommends New, Equal Water-Sharing Regime Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

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The World Bank published a report yesterday recommending an immediate change in the water regime between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Coming at a particularly sensitive time, considering the region’s ever-worsening water crisis, the report, entitled Assessment of Restrictions on Palestinian Water Sector Development, concluded that “the joint governance rules and water allocations established under […]

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Innowattech's Coming To Sidewalks and Electric Avenues, Near You

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Prof. Haim Abramovich, from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. We’d written about the energy harvesting company Innowattech earlier on Green Prophet, and not long ago, I got to interview the company about their latest news. Here’s a feature story I wrote for ISRAEL21c on the Israeli company that’s planning […]

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Israel and America Sign Renewable Energy Coop Deal

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It’s been in the works for a while. Finally, the new US-Israel agreement of cooperation in renewable energy was announced at the opening of the 2nd Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference last week. The US-Israel Energy Cooperation Act is an international collaboration aimed at creating a renewable energy storage initiative to reduce the world’s oil […]

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New Energy For America Might Be In Israel: Top US Energy Leaders In Israel Now

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The Obama administration has committed to supporting renewable energy sources and to mitigate domestic and international climate initiatives. At the dawn of Obama’s new presidency, influential energy leaders from America visit Israel to expand their worldviews to learn about the country’s unique technological opportunities. Among the American guests in Israel now are top energy officials […]

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Masdar "Zero Carbon" Super City Breaks Ground This Month in Abu Dhabi

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Taking God-Knows-How-Much of the world’s non-renewable energy sources to build, developers of the world’s first zero carbon city, Masdar City, proclaim that the historic groundbreaking in Abu Dhabi will take place this month. (In advance, Daniel’s posted on Abu Dhabi’s Podcar People Mover). While I think the concept is definitely thought provoking — as the […]

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Israel's Elections: Platforms on Green Energy

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In preparation for Israeli election day, we present a series of posts with a summary of the environmental positions of the parties running for the Knesset on the following topics: Open Areas and Beaches, Green Energy, Radiation and Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Recycling, Water, and  Air & Industrial Pollution and Enforcement. GREEN ENERGY

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Israel's Innowattech Harvests Wasted Energy from Trains, Planes and Automobiles

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 No stone is left unturned in our desperate search for energy sources to wean us from our dependence on fossil fuels.  Sources of primary renewable energy, like solar, wind, and geothermal are the primary focus, but some overlooked sources are also getting attention, because every little bit counts. We’ve seen reports on generating electricity from […]

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