US and Israel Expect to Launch $20 Million Annual Energy Co-op Agreement At Eilat Conference

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(Barak Obama meets Israel’s President Shimon Peres) Conferences on CSR, conferences for greening Islam, conferences honoring Al Gore. Israelis love them. And now that clean technology and energy is becoming a national priority (just ask Shimon Peres), green-themed conferences are popping up around Israel like sabra fruit on a desert cactus. Get out your day […]

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Solar Technologies FZE Plans To Build Middle East’s Largest Solar Panel Plant in Dubai

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Israel touts some of the world’s best solar technology advances (see our extensive solar energy company guide here), but its Middle East neighbor Dubai, says it is planning to set up the region’s largest solar energy manufacturing plant. They are expected to start producing by the last quarter in 2010, and will manufacture photovoltaic panels […]

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The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce to Bring Top Israeli Cleantech Companies to the US

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For four days in November up to fifteen Israeli cleantech companies are to be given VIP access to top decision makers including potential partners, funders and clients in California. The delegation is being billed as the first of its kind, and will bring the Israeli companies to meet with executives from cleantech leaders including General […]

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No Ifs, Ands, or Cigarette Butts: Israeli Campaign Against Cigarette Butts

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I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I didn’t know that cigarette butts were an environmental issue. I’m also not a smoker, so I never gave it much thought. But Hanan Shteingart – co-founder of “Eretz Lelo Bdalim” (Country Without Cigarette Butts) and anti-cigarette butt activist extraordinaire – recently brought our attention to this […]

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Tel Aviv University Announces New “Supercenter” for Renewable Energy

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(Prof. Avi Kribus) Center will explore clean energy production through transformational technologies and unique multidisciplinary approach Natural resources everywhere are rapidly being depleted. Traditional energy sources, like oil, have become hostages to a weakening world economy. The future, it seems, may depend on renewable energy ― new technology that bridges scientific disciplines and commercial opportunities. […]

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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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