ecoQ Conference in Qatar (2011) for Clean Technologies and Sustainable Energy

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Planning is in full swing for ecoQ, an international environmental protection expo taking place in Qatar in September 2011. (From left to right: Haitham Shehab, Dr. Saif Al Hajari, and a member of the ecoQ team) Next September, the Qatar International Environment Protection Expo (ecoQ for short) will be presenting an international showcase of eco-friendly […]

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Cygalle Shapiro Creates LED Lamp Powered Organically… By Tomatoes

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Israel-based design team creates an LED lamp packed with Lycopene and powered completely by tomatoes.  Yum. When it comes to energy-saving and eco-friendly design, we’ve seen some pretty nutso stuff already on Green Prophet.  We’ve salivated over Hasadna’s ice cream spoon chandeliers, envied Merav Feiglin’s TrashLights, been impressed by Studio Mesila’s upcycled wood laminate lamps, […]

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Haifa University Reduced Electricity Consumption by 22% in 2008-09

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Though their lofty ideals of higher education are admirable, universities are often nevertheless subject to frequent budget cuts and funding shortages.  This can force university administrations to take drastic measures and reduce important educational resources… or, in the case of Haifa University, it can lead the administration to save money by going green. During the […]

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Winter Heating Tips

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With the cold creeping in it is tempting to do all you can, no matter how wasteful, to stay warm. The good news is that you don’t have to be wasteful to be warm! Typically, energy bills climb in the winter months due to the use of heaters. But if you are cold, and the […]

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Eltel Networks Smart Meters A Good Example for Middle East Countries to Follow

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A “Smart Meter” vs The Old Standby Many experts articles dealing with energy talk about saving energy costs using systems currently in operation.  Such is the case of a Finnish company Eltel Networks who have entered into an agreement with a large Finnish energy company Fortum  to supply more than half a million of these energy […]

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New Israel Vehicle Green Tax Stiffs Hybrids

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A new Israeli government “green tax”, scheduled to come into effect next month on new imported cars, is being contested by car importers, and is apparently headed to the High Court of Justice, Israel’s Supreme Court. The new tax ordinance, already signed by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, and on the desk of Transport Minister Israel […]

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Switzerland’s 2000 Watt Society And Swiss Energy-Saving Practices Introduced To Israel

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Who would think that Switzerland and Israel have anything in common? Switzerland brings to mind lush mountains, flowing streams and delicious chocolate. Israel has the well known (and personally loved) chocolad para but it doesn’t quite compare. I guess it takes a diplomat to make the connection. Monika Schmutz-Kirgöz, the Deputy Head of Mission of […]

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Shades in the Morning

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During the summertime if you put your shades (trisim) down in the morning it will help keep your house cooler for the rest of the day. And don’t just use shades for your house! With the right name-brands you too can be cool as your protect your eyes…

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Close the Fridge

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When I was a child growing up I was indecisive. It would take me whole minutes of peering into the fridge to decide what to eat. My grandmother used to chide this practice saying: “Don’t pray in front of the open refrigerator!” Orthodox Jews can take up to twenty minutes in their silent prayer on […]

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Keeping it Cool

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Who wants an inefficient refrigerator? Wipe off the coils regularly, dusty coils can reduce the efficiency by 30%. Also let your dishes cool properly before you put dinner away. A healthy fridge will last longer, save energy and work better… What more could you want?

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Use Just Enough

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Take care to measure out the right amount of water needed. It takes extra energy to boil too much water. Not only will you be saving energy but time as well; your water will take less time to boil!

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Plant Some Shade

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According to research by the Department of Energy shade trees can reduce the need for air conditioning by 7% to 40%. If you have a garden, plant a tree. It can decrease the energy you need to cool your space but also provide a place to hang a tire swing, not to mention the offsets. If you […]

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