Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

Green Prophet

Traditional power plant operators have been loathe to adopt renewables for infrastructure investment. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that “going hybrid” is a quicker and cheaper route to cleaner electrical power.

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Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

Green Prophet

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. The event will be an opportunity to brush shoulders with some big players in renewable energy: Siemens Project Ventures, which has already participated in the development of 14 international power plant projects, is a stakeholder in the Arava Power venture. :: Arava Power.

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

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General Electric’s design integrates a traditional combined cycle plant with wind and solar energy, allowing it to generate electricity with unprecedented efficiency. The plant’s construction will be overseen by MetCap Investments, a Turkish investor and power project developer.

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Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

The nuclear plant will be located at Majdal, near Mafraq, which is some 40 kilometres northeast of Amman which is the capital of Jordan. Jordan’s nuclear power programme entails the construction of up to four plants to produce over half the country’s electricity needs.

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Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

Wend Magazine

In 2013, the town of Rothe in the Speyside region will become home to a biomass power plant that will use the grain byproducts of whisky production to produce energy. According to GOOD , the plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power 9,000 homes.

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

Green Prophet

“We don’t want a thermal power plant to come to our Gerze…” On Saturday, the Turkish Black Sea town of Gerze — population 11,260 — was host to a 10,000-strong protest against a coal-fired power plant.

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Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

Green Prophet

A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

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Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

Green Prophet

In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. We had a situation where you had one hour of power a day, and sometimes no power at all for a week.

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BASE 2011 – A small review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BASE 2011, the Conference and Exhibition there Business meets Sustainability The Brewery, London, EC2 – Wednesday, February 16. 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

Green Prophet

Australia provides 20 percent of the world’s uranium supplies for nuclear power, including the plants now in meltdown in Japan – which will now no longer need supplies of uranium. Energy Abu Dhabi Middle East nuclear meltdown nuclear power plants

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An Interview with Jonathan T. Scott–Sustainable Business Champion

Wend Magazine

When the light bulb was perfected in the late 1870’s no electrical power plants existed, no transmission lines criss-crossed towns and countries, no houses or businesses were wired for electricity, and no lamps were being manufactured. Jonathan T.

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Top 10 Environmental Stories From the Middle East (2011)

Green Prophet

2011 was a big year for the Middle East – not only politically but also environmentally. Step on in for a wonderful overview of 2011 and please accept Green Prophet’s heartfelt wishes for a more mindful 2012.

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Green vs. Green

Environmental Economics

March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future.

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

Green Prophet

Energy Must-Read Middle East Cleantech & Environment News Israel Japan Nuclear energy nuclear power plantsFukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan before and after the tsunami. Is this worthwhile for Israel or other Middle East countries?

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Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests

Green Prophet

Now, they have stepped up their protests with support from Greenpeace Jordan which is urging the country to reconsider renewable energy resources as an alternative to nuclear power. For more on Jordan and nuclear power see: Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan.

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

Green Prophet

took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! The buses were headed for Kuraymat, Egypt’s very first solar-thermal plant located 90km south of Cairo, and Green Prophet was on the scene.

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

Green (Living) Review

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. Scandinavian countries have been using closed loop combined heat and power generating plants based on waste incinerators for decades and, apparently, they work well and have very low emissions.

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The Water Behind Middle Eastern Woes | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

Already, their water poverty is at 200 cubic meters; 1,500 desalination plants along the Gulf and Mediterranean make up for shortfalls, at high costs to energy consumption and ecosystems; Turkey has water, but they don’t care to share.

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. Now trailing well behind China, the United States installed 6,800 megawatts of wind generating capacity in 2011.

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7 Amazing Clean Tech Projects in the Arab World

Green Prophet

Step in for a look at everything from a small wind energy project started by a group of Turkish villagers disillusioned with their utilities provider , a 3D printer that makes objects out of Sahara Sands , to Egypt’s groundbreaking 150 MW solar-thermal Kuraymat plant 90km south of Cairo.

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Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

Green Prophet

Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. The environmental dangers of the radiation leakage from the Fukushima Diiachi nuclear plant following the explosion of one of its reactors could be very harmful to the world’s environment.

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

Green Prophet

Löscher told Der Spiegel: “The chapter (of building nuclear plants) is closed for us. We will no longer be involved in managing the building or financing of nuclear plants.” Afterwards, Siemens bought a 40% state in another Israeli solar energy company, Arava Power.

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Google’s Largest Investment Goes To BrightSource Energy

Green Prophet

Following a series of fits and starts dictated by the energy politics du jour, the world’s largest solar power plant finally broke ground in October, 2010. BrightSource One Step Closer to World’s Largest Solar Plant.

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When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves

Green (Living) Review

On top of that they now – in the UK for one – are intending to place (low level) radioactive waste from power plants into those very same holes in the ground, called landfills. The same is with genetically modifying plants and animals. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) “ When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.” - David Orr Healing the Earth, our Mother, is something that is more urgent than ever and, hopefully, it is not too late.

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Iberdrola Fires Up ISCC in Egypt, at Last

Green Prophet

This week, Spain’s Iberdrola pulled the switch on Egypt’s first combination solar and gas power plant, a 150 MW Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) power plant in Kuraymat, Egypt, one of just four that was selected worldwide for funding by the World Bank – way back in 1999.

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Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

Green Prophet

A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Although seldom built in tandem as one project like this, hydro power is often used to provide storage for wind power.

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Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

Green Prophet

Truly God-like – Helios would be a simply gargantuan 10 GW solar power project, vastly dwarfing any solar energy project on the face of this earth, ten times larger than the entire world capacity of solar thermal power plants in current operation.

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Nuclear crisis in Japan

Green Blog

Smoke is seen here coming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where several people have been reported injured following an explosion at the site. Yesterday Japan officials declared a state of emergency at two nuclear power plants in the Fukushima Prefecture. plant.

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Seabiotic’s Algae for Food and Biofuel

Green Prophet

While bureaucratic red tape has stymied Seambiotic’s commercial success in Israel, the pilot plant there has led to some positive developments for the company and the environment. Wenczel says an additional 150 power plants are run by this conglomerate.

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Solutions To Jordan’s Energy Crisis Must Be Sustainable

Green Prophet

The situation is desperately alarming they say and whilst they’re right to be concerned about the country’s heavy energy dependency – their calls to embrace shale oil and nuclear power are shortsighted. Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?

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Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

Green Prophet

It’s literally what brought us together when we first met in Pittsburgh PA, USA, where we first worked on a project that would use renewable energy to power a new media art center with video art exhibits open to the public for free 24 hours a day. gigawatt nuclear power plant in the UAE.

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

Green Blog

This would put the Japanese nuclear crisis on a par with the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago, the worst nuclear power disaster in history. Since the problems at the Fukushima nuclear power plant unfolded there have been raging a heated debate over the future of nuclear energy.

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Sharjah Students Win Prestigious Award For Making Renewable Energy From Noise

Green Prophet

These four gentlemen received a prestigious award from the Institute of Engineering and Technology for developing technology that harvests power from noise.

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Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

Green Prophet

Israel has hinted that it may build a ‘safe nuclear station’ , Turkey is pushing on with its nuclear ambitions and Jordan recently announced that it is forging ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power plant despite local resistance and regional instability.

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Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

Environmental Economics

March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

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Why China Could Prove to be the Better Place for EVs

Green Prophet

Related stories: SDE Makes Wave Power in China Where It’s Completing 1 MW Power Plant Deal. Could China’s totalitarian government advance disruptive technology better?

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

Green Prophet

Although several months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan, the resulting nuclear power plant crisis, and the effect on the world environment is still far from over.

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

Green Prophet

IDE has already constructed more than 400 desalination plants in 40 countries, including at least 3 in Israel – the world’s largest reverse osmosis plants. The idea is to power the plants using wasted heat from other sources.

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Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone” Dogs and Cats

Green Prophet

Thousands of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals have been literally abandoned by their owners and left to suffer and die of starvation and effects of radiation leakage from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants , which has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean.

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