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Google "Sees the Light" by Investing in More Israeli Renewable Energy Projects

American search engine giant Google is now becoming involved in renewable energy projects, including electrical power generated by solar energy. One such project in which Google is a known investor is the Israeli solar energy company, BrightSource Energy,  whose specially-designed collection mirrors and energy generating tower are one of the most  advanced and successful in the […]

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Oil Sands Are Trying to Clean up a Dirty Business

The Alberta oil sands, or tar sands as some people call them, are top on the list of Greenpeace’s agenda. The same people who climb trees to stop loggers from chopping down Old Growth forests, are looking to stop the oil extraction operations in the Canadian province. The oil is located under Boreal forest, and […]

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The Israeli Clean Energy Forum Launched Yesterday

How will government decisions convert vision to reality? Through the Israeli Clean Energy Forum, launched yesterday by Israeli politicians, industrialists, investors and lawyers. According to the Jerusalem Post, the new forum brings together many of the big guns in the environmental business world in Israel, such as the former director-general of the National Infrastructures Ministry […]

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Dow Licenses BioPetroClean's Tech To Gobble Up Oil In Wastewater

Even the CEO was initially skeptical about BioPetroClean’s simple and effective solution for cleaning up industrial wastewater, but it works; and now Dow Chemicals is onboard. The idea that microscopic bacteria could cheaply and efficiently cleanse oceans of industrial wastewater may seem far-fetched. But it is just this premise that launched BioPetroClean, a Texas-based cleantech […]

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BrightSource Solar Energy Teams up with Bectel to Build Large California Solar Energy Facility

  Following a previous agreement made between the BrightSource solar energy  company and California’s PG&E utility company,  a recent article in Israel’s financial newspaper, Globes (9.10.2009)  noted that  the American-Israeli solar energy giant is now partnering with the American Bectel construction contracting company to build a 440 megawatt solar energy power plant in southeastern California. Involving […]

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Tel Aviv Pushes Green Metric

Future investors in Israeli businesses may be able to judge a company by its green record. According to the Jerusalem Post, last week the Environmental Protection Ministry, financial groups, the European Commission green and the green umbrella organization Life and the Environment,  got together to hash over a green metric system. Opinion writer Asher Meir noted […]