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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Vinod Khosla: When “Environmentalists” Get In The Way of Clean Tech Progress

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They have the power to stop multi-million solar installations in the Mojave Desert and shut down coal-powered factories for a day and sometimes forever. But celebrity clean tech investor Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems from Khosla Ventures, says that environmentalists, though with good intentions can “do more damage than they know.”

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Going Green Is A Tactical Offensive In War

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The US Army in Afghanistan recognizes that going green solves fuel supply problems for troops. Logistical supply line problems in military forces have been the downfall of armies since organized warfare began. The US Army goes green as a tactical move: Recent attacks against US military and NATO fuel convoys in Afghanistan have resulted in US […]

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Obama Touts Israeli-Developed Solar Company BrightSource

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About to break ground later this month in California, and with an IPO in the horizon, US President lauds clean tech companies like BrightSource for creating new “green” jobs. To bolster his leadership position and defend his support of clean technology, US President Obama lauds the solar energy company BrightSource for creating jobs and green […]

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Tafline Laylin: From Tour Guide To Green Prophet

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Loving wild places gives us the impetus to protect them Before I started writing about green building and eco-tourism in Israel and the Middle East, I was a tour guide in North America.  For three years I taught foreigners about camping, ecology, geography, and history in National Parks throughout the lower 48, Alaska, and Canada.  […]

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Lots of ‘Ifs’ – But Afghan Mineral Reserves Offer Hope for the War-torn Country (and for the Electric Car Industry)

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Afghanistan’s desolate Ghazni Province may hold the world’s largest deposits of lithium. (Image: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) Just days after the Afghan War became the longest war in US history – 104 months, surpassing the 103-month American engagement in Vietnam – the New York Times, quoting top US government officials, reported the discovery of […]

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Volcano and Hurricane Damages Ormat's Guatemala Geothermal Plant, Minimal Damage and No Lives Lost

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How geothermal energy wells look, and work. Image via Academic.evergreen With contacts and plants in place around the world, Ormat founded in Israel and headquartered in the US, reports that its geothermal plant in Guatemala has sustained volcano and then tropical storm damage. Ormat which is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ORMT) […]

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Tigo and AGA Deal Means Solar Energy for Residents of High-rises

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Tigo offers a tech and IT solution to squeeze more energy from the sun, which may be going vertical in high-rises through US partner. Solar energy has traditionally been a land or “area-intensive” form of alternative energy. Solar energy generation required massive, land-hungry solar power farms in order to compete with conventional equivalents, or large […]

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Blame BP for Massive Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill?

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This Gulf of Mexico oil spill may make Exxon Valdez seem like child’s play. Image via MNN The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is already being referred to by many as “President Obama’s Katrina.” The ongoing spill, a direct result of an explosion on an offshore oil drilling platform has resulted in […]

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Masdar and US to Collaborate on Carbon Capture and Clean Energy

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United Arab Emirate’s renewable energy company Masdar signed MoU with the US Department of Energy, Canada too. Aligning America with United Arab Emirates? the The US Department of Energy (DoE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative which includes an eco-city with the same name, signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to promote […]

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AIA Names Saudi's KAUST In 2010 Top Green Projects

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The king willed it – so it was built…Michael Arndt questions the ‘greenliness’ of KAUST, granted the US Green Building Council’s highest LEED certification possible. The American Institute of Architecture recently hailed The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as one of its top ten most environmentally responsible building designs.   This follows other […]

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