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

Green Prophet

billion ($365 million) for a decade of research and development, from jet fuel alternatives to oil-replacing technologies of all shapes and sizes. Israel is now home to over 100 alternative energy start-up companies and another 100 university-based research groups. Not bad for a young nation with slightly less people than New York City, and possibly up to 13 percen t of that population living abroad.

EU Upgrades Relations with Israel, Energy Over Politics

Green Prophet

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. Pragmatic alternatives for the EU might include empowering Palestinian people and encouraging diversity and transparency within Israeli democracy.

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Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

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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Natural Gas is No Climate Solution - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

There is no more denying that burning dirty fossil fuels like natural gas is to blame for our superstorms, droughts, and wildfires. Yet energy companies are still denying it and continuing to manipulate our government leaders into thinking we have time to reverse the damage that is already done, just by switching to another fossil fuel such as natural gas. Natural gas is not a bridge fuel—it is a gangplank. Come on people, we've got a catastrophe here! Dirty Fuels.

Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

With the advent of biodiesel as a fuel alternative, palm oil has yet another source for pressing demand. So curtailing production and export hits already impoverished people, as well as impacting other employed in the industry. Demonstrators have been focusing their efforts on commercial users of palm oil. Now seemingly ubiquitous in many countries, this oil has various uses – and it is vying with soybean oil for the title of “most widely produced vegetable oil”.

Researchers Say H20-Intensive Technology is Impossible for Desert Solar!

Green Prophet

A small handful of people gathered at the Dii Conference in Cairo to think critically about whether or not the grand Desertec plan is actually beneficial to the environment. Instead of scrambling to find funds and legislative support for the Desertec initiative , a small handful of people gathered at the Dii conference in Cairo to explore the project’s overall environmental sustainability.

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