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Israel’s fountain of youth

An entrepreneurial shift among Israeli youth is helping to create a green oasis in a country worried about dependence on oil. by Naomi Buck, March 23, 2015. Source: Corporate Knights: The magazine for clean capitalism   EILAT, ISRAEL – Sagi Giat and Michael Harel are sitting on poolside chaise longues, gushing about the low-friction motor […]

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Israel signs 15-year natural gas deal with Jordan [Haaretz]

An industry official who asked not to be identified said the deal was worth about $15 billion. By Steven Scheer and Tova Cohen     Sep. 3, 2014 REUTERS – Israel will sign a deal to supply natural gas from its Leviathan field to Jordan for 15 years, Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom said on Wednesday. […]

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Jordan’s abandonment of nuclear plans ‘inevitable’, expert claims – Jordan Times

by Taylor Luck | Nov 11, 2012 | 22:39 Updated: Nov 11, 2012 | 22:39 AMMAN — Economic realities are expected to force Jordan to abandon its nuclear ambitions, an energy expert claimed, warning that the government’s ongoing pursuit of atomic energy will only deepen the country’s energy crisis. British energy researcher Dave Thomas said […]

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New EU support for education and renewable energy in Jordan – ENPI

Annual Action Programme 2011 :New EU support for education and renewable energy in Jordan 23-08-2011 A new €71 million assistance package has been allocated to Jordan to provide critical support to education, renewable energy and the implementation of the country’s European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan. EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, […]

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Event: Harvesting the Sun Twice: Cross-Border Initiatives for Environmental Peacebuilding

A TED-inspired event at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI) The Forum for Environment and Regional Sustainability at the VLJI is pleased to invite you to take part in a special TED-inspired event to be held on Tuesday March 29, 2011, 16:30-20:00 at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. The focus of this special day will […]

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The Arab World’s Triple Crisis [Project Syndicate]

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed 2011-02-15 LONDON – Economic want and inequality, as much as political repression, incited the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions. It is, of course, to be hoped that new governments in these countries, and other Arab leaders, will better address ordinary people’s grievances. But a mere change of government will not make these […]

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Israel’s Clean-Tech Boom Draws A New Green Line [NPR]

by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro November 28, 2010 link to article Israelis often explain the policy choices they make by saying they live in a difficult neighborhood, and this is no exception. Israel wants to be at the forefront of innovation in alternative energy, and it’s investing hundreds of millions of dollars to do it. That money […]

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Israel signs unprecedented deal to buy solar energy – JPost

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Jerusalem Post, 11/21/2010 State inks 20-year, NIS 250 million agreement with Arava Power Company; first power purchase agreement for solar energy in Israel. National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau (Israel Beiteinu) signed the first power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable energy in Israeli history on Sunday with Ketura Sun, a joint venture […]

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Is the sun setting on the solar energy boom? Jerusalem Post

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS 06/25/2010 18:34 Israel’s solar energy industry faces ruin. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Article.aspx?id=179386 Given the amount of sunshine this country gets, it was not surprising that when the government decided that 10 percent of electricity must come from renewable resources by 2020, solar power became the main method to achieve that goal. However, solar power […]

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