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

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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.

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

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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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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. In June a new innovation by Israeli solar energy company TIGI Ltd., which would make it economical to harvest solar power in regions without sunny climates, won recognition at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany.

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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