Meet 22,000 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Algeria this May

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The 6th electro, automation & energy event in Algiers is happening May 5 to 8. Interested in knowing more about renewable energy opportunities in North Africa and the Arab world? Then head to Algeria this May to meet a high profile group of decision makers and companies targeting the growing Algerian energy sector. Image of Algeria sign from Shutterstock.

Algeria to Invest $20 Billion in Clean Energy

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Algeria sets plans to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2030. and Egypt ( Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential ) following their progressive renewable energy plans, now Algeria has announced an investment of more than $20 billion in renewable electricity over the next 20 years. What’s more, as a kindom, there is no opposition party to sabotage renewable energy as the Republican party does in the US.

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Possible End of Kyoto Accord Threatens MENA Renewable Energy

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With the likely non-renewal of the Kyoto Accord at this week’s last chance international talks in Durban, South Africa, renewable energy project funding throughout the developing world is threatened, which will impact the emerging economies in the MENA region. “It Like many others, Derwent holds out little hope about the state of international talks on renewing Kyoto, and its potential impact on carbon markets and the CDM. Business & Politics Climate Energy

Desertec Nation Algeria to Host Huge Solar Trade Fair from Germany

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As one of three North African desert nations now at the forefront of responsible climate legislation, through its ambitious solar plans and its participation in the visionary Desertec project , Algeria is ideally situated to host the event. The first two DII projects are sited in neighboring Morocco: the first nation ever to be almost half-powered by solar and Egypt which was named last year as among the top nations for renewable investment potential.

6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

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Not only do they hold promise of slowly improving air quality by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, but they also send the people who live here both an overt and subliminal message: renewable energy is possible and it is cool. The Desertec initiative to establish renewable energy generating plants in North African countries astride the Mediterranean Sea is easily one of the most ambitious and exciting programs in the MENA region.

Inspiring Qatari Man Designs Solar Generator For High-End Desert Camps

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Rather than dismissing these trappings and the pollution generated to maintain them, the 26 year old Qatari inventor Hashim Al Sada created a clean energy alternative that will allow his fellow Qataris to enjoy these full-luxury “camping&# trips without the attendant environmental destruction. His 60 kw prototype that can be mounted on the tents’ roofs is lighweight, cheap, and compact, according to Trust.org, and has been tested in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Libya.

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Saudi Acts as Oil Cheerleader at COP 17 Circus

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Rich, polluting countries unwilling to sacrifice their high-flying lifestyles are threatening to abandon the Kyoto Protocol, which in part jeopardizes the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that helps MENA countries advance renewable energy projects such as Morocco’s 500 MW solar plant expected to break ground next year. Other OPEC countries in the region that are less well-off include Iran, Iraq, Algeria and Libya.

Israel Cleantech Ventures Raising $100 Million for Energy Innovation

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Some of Israel’s more interesting clean energy start ups that we have covered here were helped along the way by the VC funding they got from Israel Cleantech Ventures. Israel already leads the world in “wet&# clean tech – advanced technologies which enable water reuse, recycling, monitoring, reclamation and security, with everything from nanotech to nuclear.

What is the Future of MENA Solar With the Region in Chaos?

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A group of over 22 government officials representing Egypt and other Middle Eastern and North African nations has been convened to provide some clarity in a round-table discussion on what the future will bring for renewable energy – now that dictators are toppling. Never mind that the riots are for a good reason, and that renewable energy and sustainable development will solve or help mitigate many of the problems that caused the current mess. (

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$109 Billion Solar Plan to Power a Third of Saudi Arabia

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Maher al- Odan, a consultant at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) announced a plan to have 41 GW of solar capacity within two decades. This is a very serious move by a country well able to afford this kind of investment, that till recently has lagged the rest of the MENA region in renewables trailing Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates.

Could Israel Join With its Arab Neighbors in Medgrid?

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Could sharing a transmision grid for renewable energy bring Arabs and Jews together? Invited to speak by the Israeli branch of CIGRE in Israel, Jean Kowal, executive vice president of Medgrid suggested that the road to Middle East peace could be a shared and interconnected electrical grid that facilitates the addition of more green energy. Algeria to Invest $20 Billion in Clean Energy.

Were Tesla's Solar Innovations “Buried” by Big Oil? | Green Prophet

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Tesla’s “electromagnetic current&# tower But of all his inventions, what may become the most beneficial are those dealing with creating electricity from magnetic energy wages created by the sun. In very simple laymen’s terms Tesla concluded that the sun itself is a white hot ball of pure energy with a positive electrical charge. Israel’s Shmuel Ovadia and his SDE Energy Company is now beginning to harness ocean waves and currents to produce electricity.

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Negev Oil Shale Plant To Shut Down, Switch To Natural Gas | Green.

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– which purchases the energy generated by approximately half a million tons of oil shale each year – sites a low profit margin as a major cause behind the move. This does not bode well for Israel Energy Initiatives. Though that company has plans to use in-situ technology to extract oil shale reserves in the Adullam district, compared to open-pit mining, ICL has sent a clear message: oil shale is neither clean nor profitable.

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Massachusetts Governor Firms Up Ties With Israel's Cleantech.

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“Like Israel, Massachusetts is proud to be a global leader in the clean energy and green jobs economy,” said Governor Patrick. With our talented people, world-class institutions, and supportive government leaders we are letting the world know that Massachusetts is a great place to start or grow a clean energy business.” We are eager to collaborate with the Israeli clean tech community to help clean energy companies achieve success faster.

Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

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Their teachings, their design studio Studied Impact , and their public initiatives such as the internationally-acclaimed Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) have coincided with a thrust to incorporate more renewable energy sources into the region’s portfolio. You put a lot of emphasis on the notion that renewable energy can be beautiful. A similar trend will happen with energy generation equipment as it becomes more integrated into our daily lives.

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Masdar Reps Head Stateside To Recruit Bright Green Talent

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Instead, we need to get them interested in the other green-lined path, in good clean energy. “And Masdar Institute provides UAE national students with the opportunity to create a better future for Abu Dhabi and the UAE, by making it more sustainable and more energy efficient.&# One George Mason University student told the paper that it is crucial to get ahead in the green energy field, to become a market leader.

SolarPower for Small Portable Solar Grids Virtually Anywhere

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A number of solar energy companies are now involved in erecting smaller individualized solar energy “stand alone&# systems that can be installed on rooftops, in back yards and in remote locations where established electricity grid power lines are simply not available.

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Dubai Municipality To Convert 500 Cars To Hybrid Gas Engines

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Although the UAE has the seventh largest supply of natural gas in the world, the extraction industry does have its share of challenges, nor is natural gas a renewable resource. The US Energy Information Administration notes that while the UAE has significant natural gas supplies – roughly 214.4 Also, in 2007, local consumption outstripped production, demonstrating that theirs is by no means a fail-safe energy source.