Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

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The World Wildlife Fund and the Cleantech Group recently published a report saying that Israel is the second best place in the world to develop green technologies, second only to Denmark. Israel has long been a major exporter of such innovations, a leading developer of water-saving technology, such as its agricultural inventions, and solar power. Now Israel is starting to […]

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Canada’s Greensoil Invests in Israel Cleantech

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Greensoil, an investment firm from Canada will fund Israeli agritech companies with a reported $12 million. Cash from Canada will be funding clean technology companies in Israel. A new Canadian fund called Greensoil looks to build Israeli agritech companies with the launch of a $12 million CAN fund. Greensoil investors say they will invest in […]

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A Mixed Bag For Israel’s Cleantech

With inconsistent messages to investors and the public, Israel to create a national plan for renewable energy. Even as Israel’s cabinet approved a national action plan for the promotion of clean technology growth, Israel’s government is also considering slashing incentives for mid-sized solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants due to fiscal constraints. The inconsistent policies represent […]

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World Bank Supports Turkey-Built 56.4 MW Wind Project in Pakistan

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With crippling floods every year and regular power outages, a new internationally financed wind project in Pakistan is breezy green news to us. Iran, finding itself increasingly isolated due to US-backed sanctions, has been pressing energy-deficient Pakistan to connect with Iran’s natural gas “peace pipeline“. Natural gas is better than coal (which is killing miners) […]

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Oregon’s Governor Looks for Clean Tech Opportunities in Israel

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Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski (left) will be “fishing” for clean tech and high-tech opportunities in Israel later this month. Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski, a Democrat, will be coming to Israel for an 8-day trade mission later this month. Like other American politicians, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger included, Kulongoski is looking to meet with Israeli clean tech companies, high-tech cos, […]

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New Eilat-Eilot Clean Tech Center May Boost Solar And Wind Energy Projects

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Artist rendition of what the new Eilat-Eilot Clean Technology Center may look like Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, which hosts the annual Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference, will now get a further renewable energy boost by receiving a concession to build a new renewable energy center. The Eilat-Eilot Group which has put on the renewable […]

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Israel’s Bedouin Want Their Rightful Share of the Sun

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It would create jobs and better dividends for the marginalized Bedouin in Israel’s Negev Desert. So will the Israeli Government allot a lease-land quota for solar energy on Bedouin-settled land? Arava Power, based on an Israeli kibbutz, recently signed a solar energy land lease deal with Israeli Bedouin (previously nomadic people). The deal, it seems […]

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Gilatz to Develop Two Solar Power Installations in Northern Israel

Northern Israel: Not a cloudless desert, but still fertile ground for solar power. While southern Israel is the focus of the country’s most ambitious solar energy plans, including the Ashelim project and activity in the Eilot regional council, northern Israel is also drawing some attention: Gilatz Investments, an Israeli property developer, plans to begin constructing […]

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Egypt Government to Invest in Wind, From $110 Billion Renewable Energy Budget

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It can get windy over there in Egypt. Now, Egypt plans on making renewable energy 20% of its national energy goals. The Egyptian government has announced plans to generate 1,000 megawatts of wind power this year. Speaking at the energy forum for the Middle East and North Africa 2010, Egypt’s Electricity Minister Hassan Younis said […]

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China and 8 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of May 9, 2010

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Israel and China’s cleantech partnership, Better Place, Multimatrix and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech this past week. During the week of May 9th, Israel was invited to join the OECD and its impact on the environment was explored. China’s Suntech and Israel Electric might work together and Better Place closed its $350 million round. […]

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Emefcy Raises $5 million For Commercial "Green" Sewage Treatment Pilot Plant

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Emefcy technology uses bacteria that can produce electricity from wastewater, such as this lagoon. Photo courtesy of Emefcy Globes is reporting that Israeli sewage technology company Emefcy has raised $5 million for a commercial pilot. Founded in 2007 Eytan Levy and Ronen Shechter, Emefcy‘s main product, the MEGAWATTER system aids the management of wastewater by reducing […]

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