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. Pragmatic alternatives for the EU might include empowering Palestinian people and encouraging diversity and transparency within Israeli democracy. Israel’s Mekorot Builds Global Connections Through Water.

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. According to Erdan, Israeli delegates would rather discuss technology and solutions to the environmental issues that plague the region, mainly desertification and water scarcity.

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How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

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It’s long process to turn a blazer into a blast-off , but that’s exactly what’s happening, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that Japanese recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) has begun testing ways to use discarded clothes as jet fuel. So turning old clothes into fuel is one way to deal with this crisis of stuff. How Do You Convert Clothes to Jet Fuel? Turning clothes into fuel.

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Cheese Waste Anyone?

Eco Friendly Daily

In these days of rising gas and oil prices, companies are turning to fuel alternatives. Other initiatives will address milk production, water, packaging, and transportation. The biogas generates electricity, and the resulting heat can be used to heat water for production processes. Alternative Energy Environment Often, this involves biomass power generated from agricultural waste and forestry by-products. However, there are other possibilities.

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Homegrown Energy; Biofuels in the Deserts

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But because the region is also rich in sunlight, it has the potential to contribute a significant proportion of our energy portfolio as biofuels, especially with new technologies that reduce the need for water. Biofuels are combustible materials derived directly or indirectly from biomass – in this case, plants or algae – and they offer a renewable fuel alternative to fossil fuel burning.

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

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The ambitious plan to develop solar and wind energy in North Africa’s deserts could replace harmful fossil fuel alternatives, but researchers are quick to dismiss the notion that renewable energy projects are completely innocent. Dr. Patt from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis pointed out that scaled up Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants that utilize wet-cooling technology could use up to 20% of North Africa’s already dwindling water supply.

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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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Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

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While I’m 100% behind the idea of getting rid of personal cars altogether, like those happy biking Germans , or of running ALL cars on non-fossil fuel alternatives by 2030 (as Sweden built into their recent energy and climate bill), the thing is, these initiatives will take time. (In

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