Next for MENA Nations: Desertec University

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University degrees in renewable energy are among the practical first steps towards realizing the visionary desertec program. A new university degree program is being funded with more than 3 million euros by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, and additional support from the Kingdom of Morocco, and the Eu. RE-Generation MENA will initiate […]

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Power + Water: Middle East to Bring Energy Sector Together With Desalination Industry

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Power and water are inextricably linked in the rapidly growing Middle East. An exhibit hopes to green up both Desalination and water treatment have seen massive growth in the MENA region, which has now emerged as the largest market in the world.  The region will have to build approximately three million cubic meters per day […]

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“Green” Reverse Osmosis System Launched by Grandfather of Desalination Companies

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We’ll need huge desalination projects to meet the world’s future fresh water needs – but the energy to do it will be in short supply Reducing the fossil energy needed in desalination is simply critical to a sustainable future, as we cover here, frequently, because the MENA nations are at the forefront of the issue: Saudi […]

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Haley Barbour’s Red State Pays $100 Million to Israeli Biofuel Co for CleanTech

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Climate change hits America’s Red States hard – but there’s plenty of wood waste there for clean biofuel energy production – that could head off even worse climate change Politicians in America’s Southern Red States are notorious for decrying clean Renewable Energy Standards on the grounds that they have no solar or wind resources, and […]

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Tel Aviv University Invents 40-Times Better Electricity Transmission

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Researchers at Tel Aviv University have just developed the next generation of superconductors, that have the potential to revolutionize energy transfer, carrying about 40 times more electricity than today’s copper wire, in a move that changes the financials of electricity costs completely. According to Eureka Alert, Dr. Boaz Almog and Mishael Azoulay working under Professor Guy Deutscher […]

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Marzan’s Luminescent Future Cityscapes With Solar OLEDs

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Israeli inventor Meidad Marzan has a vision of solar-powered futuristic city lights Solar power embedded in tiny tiles cladding the sides of skyscrapers could be used to efficiently power programmable light-scapes like lamps creating ever-changing patterns on buildings at virtually no energy cost, using the nascent technology of OLEDs, suggests Marzan.

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Israeli Cleantech Benefits from Australian Climate Legislation

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When Prime Minister Julia Gillard narrowly succeeded in passing Australia’s first carbon tax last month, she probably wasn’t thinking of how Israeli innovation will be a beneficiary. Not everyone is happy that Gillard passed Australia’s first carbon “tax.” Big Coal is furious. And coal is a huge industry in Australia. But Australia’s Greenearth Energy is […]

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Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

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Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones Following a number of  Israeli clean technology companies being winners in the General Electric Company’s Green Innovation Marathon, GE has announced plans to establish a “Green Tech Shop” in Haifa in which a number of renewable energy and other green technology projects will be developed […]

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Better Place Inaugurates First Battery Swap in Denmark

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Denmark is the newest country to get Israeli innovator Shai Agassi’s battery-switching stations. The first of 20 long-planned Better Place battery swap stations slated for installation over the next twelve months was inaugurated today, CNet is reporting. The EV battery switching station was installed in Gladsaxe, a town just outside of Copenhagen. The first battery […]

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Now Even Big Oil is Getting in on the Geothermal Boom in Indonesia

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Chevron is about to join Israeli geothermal pioneer Ormat in drilling for geothermal energy in what clean-energy investor Al Gore has described as the world’s first potential “geothermal superpower” – Indonesia. Ormat is building a 330 MW geothermal plant in Indonesia’s North Sumatra, and has invested in other Pacific Rim nations too. It just landed a deal […]

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Despite Solar Innovations, Israel Lags Far Behind Europe and the US in Results

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Israeli solar energy ingenuity is involved in solar plants like this one in California, but not so much in Israel Despite being a world leader in the innovation of renewable energy systems, including solar energy with companies like Arava Power, (launching next Sunday),  wind energy projects on the Golan Heights, and even ocean wave generated […]

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Palestine’s Geothermal Pioneer Shares Expertise Online

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The University of Madaba’s geothermal system, the largest in the Middle East Khaled Al-Sabawi, founder and president of Palestinian green energy pioneers MENA Geothermal, was one of the speakers at this spring’s much-publicised TEDx Ramallah conference. In an engaging and humorous speech, Al-Sabawi detailed the many benefits that geothermal energy has to offer his native […]

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Israeli Designer Creates a Green Toilet for India’s Slum Dwellers

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This green toilet by Noa Lerner will be a boon for third world countries that lack sanitary public waste facilities. While other industrial designers merely tweak the appearance of the latest electronic gadget to make minor improvements to trivial point-of-sale appeal, Israel’s Noa Lerner, a Berlin-based industrial engineer, is developing a much more crucial necessity: […]

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Aloha! Better Place Plans First Commercial Battery Charging Network in Hawaii

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Will this Waikiki beach front also include Better Place recharging stations? Better Place, the electric car technology company headquartered in Palo Alto California, and headed by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi is now preparing to establish its first commercial battery recharging network in the American state of Hawaii. The news, as reported in the online edition […]

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