Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference

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Israeli diplomats and ministers have taken a quasi-Messianic tone as the Rio+20 United Nations conference approaches.”Our It has not only fostered a market for clean technology and sustainable innovation, but has also made these developments a national priority. Eyal Rosner was recently appointed the director of Israel’s national initiative to develop transportation technologies that reduce the use of oil.

EU Upgrades Relations with Israel, Energy Over Politics

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This announcement came almost a week after the European Commission and Israel announced they are increasing cooperative efforts to develop sustainable water supplies and energy-efficiency, including oil fuel alternatives. But Israel has generally responded to joint pressure on this issue with self-imposed isolation and increased nationalism rather than compliance.

Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

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With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion? Oil extracted from the desert country’s rich sands isn’t included in the country’s consumption figures (unless it’s burned in-state), but even with that qualification, Qatar is one of the top users of fossil fuels.

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