Jordan’s Envoy in Washington Outlines Environmental Priorities

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The epic Sahara Forest Project in Jordan. More planned for its green future. Jordan, one of the five most water-deprived countries on Earth, has more than just a casual interest in developing technologies such as solar energy, water desalination and nuclear power. Its very survival depends on it. So says Alia Hatoug-Bouran, Jordan’s former environment […]

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Clinton Lauds Masdar’s Renewable Energy Efforts, Is ‘Betting On The UAE’

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Clinton’s visit came one week before Abu Dhabi hosts its annual World Future Energy Summit. Green Prophet has presented a number of negative assessments of Masdar and Abu Dhabi’s ambitious efforts to build a carbon-free city. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to have missed or dismissed these reports. During a visit to Masdar City […]

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Abu Dhabi Pioneers Concentrated Solar Thermal A/C With Chromasun

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Breakthrough sustainable clean energy technology gets a field test in forward-thinking Abu Dhabi In one of Chromasun’s first international pilot projects, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority has arranged for the company to demonstrate its commercial solar-powered air conditioning technology,  Solar Thermal Magazine reports. Chromasun’s unique solar thermal air conditioning system is being installed […]

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US Firms Look to Israel for “Clean-tech” Partnerships

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Daniel Birns, international activities advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, speaks Dec. 15 at a US-Israel environmental symposium at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. Virginia’s largest electric utility is eagerly seeking Israeli “clean-tech” partners that offer innovative technologies aimed at slashing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels through the development of renewable energy […]

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Evergreen Supertanker Arrives In Israel To Fight Carmel Fire

A private American company has sent the world’s largest firefighting plane to help Israel fight the Carmel fire. The international community has poured out assistance to Israel as it struggles against the worst fire on record. Turkey, Greece, the United States, Russia and Britain are among thirteen nations that have demonstrated their support. As the […]

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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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Biodiversity Is In Peril: Thought Leaders Appeal for Change at Desert Conference

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Dr. Gotlieb reports from the the Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Conference in Israel – an event drawing hundreds from ten countries. With a species extinct every 20 minutes the problem is more severe than we might think. Dire predictions, and new approaches, described the tenor of presentations made during the opening day of the Drylands, […]

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Successful Ormat Waste Heat Recovery Test Could Green Dying Oil Fields

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Israeli geothermal energy company Ormat is soaking up excess energy from an oil field in Wyoming. One of the most interesting of the US Recovery Act geothermal funding recipients – it received $4.5 Million – is Ormat Industries, the Israel-based vertically integrated geothermal energy and waste heat recovery specialist. Working with the US Department of […]

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San Francisco Taxis Make The Switch To Better Place Electric Vehicles

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San Francisco plans to join the EV fray with an electrified taxi fleet. In the short-term, electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t so sustainable. Although they reduce carbon emitted from individual vehicles to basically zero, they still require electricity, the bulk of which in most countries is produced by burning carbon-emitting fuels. They also require unfriendly batteries […]

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Better Place Gets a “Charge” With GE Partnership

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GE’s  handsome designer car charging post the Watt Station even “talks” to drivers! Entrepreneur Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car battery exchange infrastructure projects will probably get a new “power boost” vi an announced partnership with the American General Electric Company (GE) to develop electric car infrastructures in the USA and other locations, according to  the NY […]

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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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