“We Are Not A PR Stunt” – Marine Protection Organisation On Corporate Sponsorship

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We speak to the Emirates Diving Association about why they accepted funding from the gas-guzzling car manufacturer Ford Motors The Emirates Diving Association (EDA) based in Dubai has been working hard over the last couple of years to protect the marine environment, collect data to track changes in coral reefs in the United Arab Emirates […]

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Obama Tried to Get Saudis on Board at Copenhagen, Wikileaks Reveals

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ClimateWire has revealed that leading up to the UN meeting at Copenhagen last December, the Obama administration leaned hard on the Saudis to get them to agree to the Copenhagen Accord. According to Wikileaks of private communications within the state department, the administration went right to the source of opposition to climate negotiations. The Saudis. […]

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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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Tunisia Says Do Your Part in Battle Against Climate Change

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Borj Cedria beach in Tunisia. This North African country speaks up after Copenhagen. The fallout from the failure of the Copenhagen climate change summit that ended last Friday continues to see world leaders lash out at the international community’s missteps. This time it is Tunisia’s Minister of Environment Nadir Hamada, who said the global leadership […]

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COP15 and 7 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of December 13, 2009

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During the week of December 13, 2009, Israel’s solar energy field suffered a major setback and it was announced that IDE is set to build the biggest desalination plant in Israel. At the Copenhagen summit Israeli President Shimon Peres emphasized the importance of cooperation between all the countries in the region to work together to […]

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Israeli NGOs Light Channukah Candles and Push for Government Action in Copenhagen

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Last night, Israel’s NGO delegation to the Copenhagen climate talks kicked off a week of activism with a very special Channukah candle-lighting. Delegates gathered in City Hall Square of the city to publicly light the Channukah menorah, but with a climate-flavored twist.  Instead of singing the traditional words to age-old Channukah songs, the activists changed […]

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Israel "Globes" Business Conference To Showcase Country's Clean Tech and Water Prowess

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Irrespective of the outcome of the current COP 15 climate change conference still in progress in Copenhagen, “Startup Nation” Israel is already making plans to become a world leader in clean technology ventures, especially in the areas of water, energy and environmental technologies. Some of these projects will be topics for panel discussions that will be taking […]

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Haifa Chemicals and Citi To Sell Carbon Credits

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Haifa Bay is lovely, but it’s extremely polluted. Chemical giant there now producing carbon credits with Citi bank. What would induce a significantly environmentally polluting company like Israel’s Haifa Chemicals to make an agreement with an international banking institution like Citi to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Haifa Chemicals has long been a […]

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Can the American-Danish MethaEnergy Compete With Better Place?

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Is a Serenus methenol fuel cell package the best one going? With the opening Monday of the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, some of the discussions taking place there will deal with finding “greener” solutions to ground transportation, particularly automobiles and other vehicles which are now considered as being one of […]

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The UN Tells Israel to Produce More Solar Power

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Aora fires up its “sun” flower in the desert. But Israel is not doing enough for itself, says UN. Despite successful companies like Solel and BrightSource, Israel itself is not producing enough power from solar energy, says Cristophe Bouvier, the regional director for Europe at the UN Environment Program, who recently summoned an Israeli delegate […]

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Denmark Set to Spotlight Electric Car Initiative at Global Climate Change Conference

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For 25 years Denmark has supported the adoption of electric vehicles by excluding them from the hefty 200% tax levied on new cars. However, due to the limited capabilities of the models available, only 497 electric cars are registered in the entire country, as the New York Times pointed out in a recent article. All […]

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Greenpeace Petition Calls on Netanyahu to Attend Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister is going, but Israel’s won’t. Locals sign petition to get its PM to Copenhagen. Sick of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s excuses for not attending the international Cophenhagen summit on climate change, Greenpeace has been circulating a petition in order to urge him to attend.  Apparently, many Israelis agreed with Greenpeace.  Within […]

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