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Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

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Traditional power plant operators have been loathe to adopt renewables for infrastructure investment. Pictured above. David Faiman.

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

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The folks at Arava Power , based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. Cleantech, Science & Technology Arava Power Israel Solar Energy solar powerClick here to view the embedded video. It’s being billed as an historical event.

World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey

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And by supplementing energy from natural gas with solar and wind energy, the plant will achieve record rates of efficiency. Image via GE.

Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

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The nuclear plant will be located at Majdal, near Mafraq, which is some 40 kilometres northeast of Amman which is the capital of Jordan.

Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

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According to GOOD , the plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power 9,000 homes. We’ll drink to that!

10,000 Turks Gather To Protest Coal-Fired Power Plant

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Gerze’s population has been fighting the Anadolu Group’s proposed coal-fired plant for the past three years. Townsfolk nar Akso?an,

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

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million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province. megawatts. The 56.4

Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

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The 31-year-old Metsamor power station is one of just five first-generation VVER 440 nuclear plants that lacks a primary containment structure.

BASE 2011 – A small review

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2011 Great venue and great conference. Nuclear power is not green, it is not zero carbon and not even low carbon.

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Aussie Govt Offers Uranium Sales to UAE

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Energy Abu Dhabi Middle East nuclear meltdown nuclear power plants… [ visit site to read more ].

An Interview with Jonathan T. Scott–Sustainable Business Champion

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Jonathan T. Scott’s latest book, New Standards for Long-Term Business Survival , has just been published. Since 2004. Believe me, I tried.

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Top 10 Environmental Stories From the Middle East (2011)

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2011 was a big year for the Middle East – not only politically but also environmentally. Step in to see 10 of our most popular stories.

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Green vs. Green

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Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Four paragraphs that explain how Libya affects U.S. Tradeable permits? On Jan. blog).

Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

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Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy.

As Japan Nuclear Plants Meltdown, Israel To Build “Safe” One in the Desert

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Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests

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For more on Jordan and nuclear power see: Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan. Jordan Signs up for Epic ‘Sahara Forest Project’.

Exclusive Pics: Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar-Thermal Plant

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took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! The solar field has a capacity of 150 MW during peak hours.

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US EPA claims that waste incinerating power plant emit more carbon dioxide

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a recent Tweet by TerraCycle the United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that power plants based on waste incinerators emit more carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour than coal, natural gas or oil-fired power plants. Otherwise we would be wasting resources.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts.

The Water Behind Middle Eastern Woes | Green Prophet

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It’s impossible to point to any one issue and claim it as the final explanation for the protests unnerving leaders in the Middle East.

Sun Salutations! Germany’s Siemens Pulls Out of Nuclear Energy

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Löscher told Der Spiegel: “The chapter (of building nuclear plants) is closed for us. Siemens Buys Israel’s Solel for $413 Million.

7 Amazing Clean Tech Projects in the Arab World

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Egypt’s 1st Solar-Thermal Kuraymat Plant Feeds Clean Energy into the Grid. It has been feeding energy into the grid since July, 2011.

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. Checking for radiation in Japan. … [ visit site to read more ].

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Google’s Largest Investment Goes To BrightSource Energy

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BrightSource One Step Closer to World’s Largest Solar Plant.

Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

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In recent years coal from US mines has stoked more and more of these plants, in effect offshoring the health impacts of burning coal. Politics.

Iberdrola Fires Up ISCC in Egypt, at Last

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The Kuraymat plant is among the world’s first power plants to combine gas and solar energy to make steam to run turbines.

Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

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A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first.

Nuclear crisis in Japan

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Smoke is seen here coming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where several people have been reported injured following an explosion at the site.

Solutions To Jordan’s Energy Crisis Must Be Sustainable

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The energy-poor country relies heavily on imports and depends on Egypt for 90% of its gas, which is used to generate more than 80% of its power.

Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

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The first power plant to supply the project, a half GW solar power plant in Morocco, is beginning next year. The catch?

Seabiotic’s Algae for Food and Biofuel

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The 15-person company has a patented approach that connects a power plant flue to a series of algae-munching ponds. Algae out to lunch.

Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

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It is a fusion of public art with renewable energy power plants. gigawatt nuclear power plant in the UAE. Any final words?

Japanese activists: Nuclear power is not the answer to global warming

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This would put the Japanese nuclear crisis on a par with the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago, the worst nuclear power disaster in history.

Sharjah Students Win Prestigious Award For Making Renewable Energy From Noise

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… [ visit site to read more ]. Cleantech, Science & Technology alternative energy clean energy cleantech Middle East renewable energy sharjah

Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

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The country has massive uranium reserves that are estimated to be worth around $7 billion which could be utilized in nuclear power stations.

Why China Could Prove to be the Better Place for EVs

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Related stories: SDE Makes Wave Power in China Where It’s Completing 1 MW Power Plant Deal. Indeed.

Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

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The selling points are the environmental benefits of using electrical power plants to energize automobiles. Tradeable permits? years).

Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Much Worse Than Chernobyl

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The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster has been a clarion call for anti-nuclear activists from all over the world. Dr. Helen Caldicott.

Israel's IDE Technologies Head to China for “Greener” Desalination.

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The idea is to power the plants using wasted heat from other sources. Why not preserve them for the winter? um, really?

Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone” Dogs and Cats

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When people were evacuated from areas near the disabled nuclear plant many were not allowed to take their pets with them. Daily Telegraph.

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