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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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Green Hi-Rises and 7 More Headlines

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Tel Aviv’s first green hi-rise, Ohio-Israel partnership, Volkswagon and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Image via [nivs]. During the week of July 20, 2010, “wind prediction” company, Pentalum raised $9 million. Tensions between Israel and Lebanon over natural gas in the Mediterranean heated up and Rosetta Green and Seambiotic are partnering […]

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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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Meet DESERTEC’s Oliver Steinmetz: Opportunities for Middle East Countries

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Farming the sun from hot climates to Europe? This is the plan of DESERTEC. Today we speak with Oliver Steinmetz. Oliver’s a co-founder and volunteer board member for the DESERTEC Foundation, a small NGO founded in 2008 to promote the DESERTEC concept of supplying clean energy from desert regions to regions with less sun, like […]

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A Nature Peace Park Won't Work Without Syrian-Israeli Peace First Says Israeli Prof

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Israeli-built wind farm on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Israeli Syrian expert skeptical that nature Peace Park on Golan Heights would bring peace. We’d reported last month on the Peace Parks conference hosted by Tel Aviv University. The idea is to create a nature reserve out of the occupied Golan Heights now under Israel sovereignty, and […]

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Egypt Teams With Abu Dhabi on 200MW Wind Farm Near Suez

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Wind farm in Egyptian desert at Zafarana. (Image via windpowerworks.net) The Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Abu Dhabi’s green energy company, Masdar, signed a framework agreement on February 18th for a 200 megawatt wind power plant, slated for Egypt’s eastern coast near Suez.  The project is the first collaborative venture between Egypt […]

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