Seanergy Rides and Holds Wave Power

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It can harness 20 times more energy than any other wave technology in existence today and also produce carbon-free desalinated water. How? Seanergy ‘holds the waves.’ To wean America off polluting and politically unstable foreign oil, government members and legislators are advocating technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and also wave energy to develop new […]

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VIDEO: The Battle Against Coal Power Stations Heats up in Israel

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The battle against the construction of the coal-fired power station in Ashkelon, Israel, last month, reached its peak. At 8 pm promptly, thousands of residents of southern Israel extinguished their lights for an hour, in order to protest against the construction of coal-fired station in their region. The residents were not standing alone in the […]

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VIDEO: Blower Fans in the Cow Shed Test Vertical Wind Turbines of Coriolis

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No bull! When the sh*t hits the fan? This cowshed could revolutionize wind energy science. Who would ever have thought that wind blower fans in a cow barn would spark an idea to create innovated vertical wind turbines? It turns out that a small, clean technology startup company located in a kibbutz near Ramat Hasharon, […]

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Can Israel's Prime Minister's Alternative Energy Agenda Help the Middle East?

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BrightSource solar energy company could be part of the alternative energy solution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be interested in leading his country away from its current dependence on imported oil and into various forms of alternative energy. But he wants his vision to go far beyond the borders of the tiny State […]

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Israel Railways Teams Up With Better Place To Refuel Electric Car Commuters

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 Refueling newly developed electric cars in Israel may be one step closer to being commonplace with an agreement reached between Israel Railways and the Better Place electric car and energy terminal company.   Better Place, which we’ve covered in depth currently in the process of developing practical electric powered cars, as well as recharging stations for them, […]

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Israeli Tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva Sees Red-Dead Canal As A Money-Maker

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Billionaire entrepreneur Yitzhak Tshuva, a man whose parents couldn’t afford to buy him a watch for his Bar Mitzvah, is now planning to undertake an even greater project on himself. The self-made Real Estate and business wheeler dealer is now planning to become fully involved in the construction of the proposed “Red-Dead” canal, that is […]

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"Highway 6" Construction Firm Makes Big Bid on Solel's Solar Energy Tech

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Solar tech innovators in Israel seem to be always looking West for investment dollars, but in a surprising move, Israel’s Housing & Construction company –– Israel’s largest construction firm –– said it has made an offer to buy a significant stake in Solel Systems. This is the same company that played a role in the construction of […]

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Shut Down the New Coal-Fired Power Plants, Says Israel's New Environment Minister

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Israel has a new government, and this also means a new environment minister. The new one, Gilad Erdan actually sounds like he’s learned something about the environment before taking on the post. The hot news is that he has applied to Israel’s Acting Government Secretary to convene an emergency government session to discuss his demand […]

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Algae-For-Biofuel Isaac Berzin's New Advert Touting the Importance of this Alternative Energy Source

“We call it pollution, they call it gourmet food,” so says algae-for-fuel missionary Isaac Berzin, who sent Green Prophet a new video, an advertisement touting the benefits of this alternative energy source for our planet. Berzin, a Ben-Gurion University and MIT-trained chemical engineer, and Boston-based Greenfuel Technologies have developed a revolutionary technology to produce biofuels […]

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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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Netafim to Provide Drip Irrigation for Sugar Cane Ethanol Production in Peru

Last week, Israeli company Netafim, a pioneer in drip irrigation technology, signed a $22 million deal to supply irrigation for a large-scale sugar cane project in Peru. In conjunction with Maple Energy, a Peruvian company that produces energy for industrial clients, the project will cultivate 20,000 acres of sugar cane for the creation of ethanol, […]

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Leviathan Energy's Wind Lotus in Action At Eilat Energy Conference in Israel

As anyone can see from this video taken at the Eilat Energy conference in Israel last week, Leviathan Energy‘s Wind Lotus kicked in at extremely low winds of 1.6 meter/sec and at the high winds rotates competely quietly. In Hebrew the word leviathan roughly translates to a “whale” – and describes the great sea creature […]

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What is the CleanIsrael Network?

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This post was contributed by Talia Winokur of CleanIsrael Network. The cleantech sector in Israel is developing fast. As a world leader of alternative energy and water development, and a hub for innovative R&D, our small country looms large among global cleantech participants. Add to that the high-caliber manpower, history of entrepreneurship, geographical position as […]

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The UAE's Zayed Future Energy Prize Awarded to Bangladesh Solar Power Developer

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A Bangladesh developer in the alternative energy field won the coveted Zayed Future Energy Prize at a recent competition held in the United Arab Emirates State of Abu Dhabi. Dipal Barua’s non-profit company Grameen Shakti was founded in 1996 to provide alternative energy solutions to one of the world’s poorest nations, where most of the […]

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Designing from Nature at Jerusalem's Green Design Seminar

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Green Design – From Theory to Practice (see preview post here), a major international architectural seminar took place this week here in Jerusalem, bringing together leading experts from the worlds of architecture, design, and integrated studies. Despite the recent war in the south, all but one of the international practitioners came, and by doing so, […]

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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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Israel and China Build Israel's Biggest Solar Power Plant

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This week, Israel’s biggest solar power station was inaugurated in Katsrin, a place otherwise known for its archaeological sites. Generating 85,000 KWH per year, the power station represents a milestone in Israel’s adoption of alternative energy, which until now had hardly been a soaring success. But it also represents something else: A partnership between Israel […]

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