Who Needs 11 Nuclear Plants?

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Egyptian environmentalists urge officials to reconsider their plans to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. Egypt’s military intends to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. This comes soon after press reported that government officials expressed concern about a potential radiation leak at the Anshas nuclear power plant just outside Cairo. Though the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) […]

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Al Gore Talks Turkish Climate Policy

Turkey has a critical role to play in a clean energy future, says former vice president Al Gore. But when is it going to start taking that role seriously? The unusual political identity of Turkey — a stable, democratic, Islamic country — serves as inspiration for democratic reformers in the Arab world. Its government is […]

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Jordan Teams With Spanish Firm To Cool Homes With The Sun

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The Jordanian Renewable Energy Society is adding solar-cooling to their Eco-House project. While Jordanians argue over whether enviro Queen Rania is entitled to throw lavish birthday parties at the expense of the populace, the business of achieving Jordan’s renewable energy goals continues apace. The Jordanian Renewable Energy Society (JRES) and a Spanish firm have made […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Desalination and 9 More Headlines

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Environmental Studies in Israel, Enlight Renewable Energy’s recent surge, Leviathan Energy, and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. With the aid of a 700,000 euro grant from Europe Aid, the Local Energy Center launched this past week and will help local authorities reduce stress on the power grid and become more energy […]

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$500 Billion Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Main Barrier To Renewable Energy

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Mr. Amin claims that government subsidies given to the fossil fuel industry impedes serious growth of the renewable sector. On Sunday, Israel made a public NIS2.2 billion (US$0.6 billion) commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That announcement came just days after Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild bought shares in Genie Oil & Gas Inc., […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: TaKaDu and 8 More Headlines

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Hydro-electric power, Better Place vehicles, endangered species and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Solaris Synergy and Leviathan were named Israel’s leading early stage environmental technologies at this year’s Clean Tech Open IDEAS Competition. CNN aired a feature on wastewater reclamation in Israel and IT-water management company TaKaDu raised an undisclosed sum […]

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Iran’s First Annual International Clean Energy Conference

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening in cleantech in Iran, here’s your event: The First International Clean Energy Conference will be held from February 23 to 24 in Kerman, Iran. The main focus of the conference will be on the latest technological developments in clean tech energy projects. Also issues related to electric power distribution […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Wind farms and 7 More Headlines

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Non drip tomatoes, latest Dead Sea trouble, Ormat in the US and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Israel’s government is getting serious about ending global oil dependency by 2020. Ormat Technologies has secured funding for geothermal plants and Eilat-Eilot has been chosen to by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor […]

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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 PM Declares 155 MW Wind Farm on Golan Heights a ‘National Project’

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A new “crop” of 70 turbines is slated to be planted in the contested Golan Heights. Earlier this year, we reported here about a partnership between the Israeli company Multimatrix and the U.S. energy company AES to build a wind farm on the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the state’s blessing to […]

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Turkey’s New Step Towards Wind Energy in Balıkesir

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On the heels of  Turkey’s  smart-grid connection to Europe, the country announces that it will host a new wind-turbine factory in the Western province. News moves quickly in the blogosphere. Roughly two weeks ago we reported Turkey’s new “smart-grid” connection to Europe, which is expected to not only improve the country’s own renewable energy sector, […]

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Turkey’s Smart New Connection to Europe

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While Turkey’s clean, smart energy solutions and its pending grid connectivity to Europe are praiseworthy, can we cut back demand too? Critics of GE’s Ecomagination program – which is said to offer cleaner, smarter power solutions – claim that GE is simply airbrushing an unsustainable model, perpetuating the very consumer culture that needs to be […]

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VIDEO: Making Music From The Sun

An earthquake inadvertently converts a statue into a musical installation; Dr. Duffey replicates the effect with his own designs We’ve seen some interesting, creative applications of alternative energy. There is the father and son team in Gaza who created their own solar oven, though they had to stop filling orders when the glass ran out. […]

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