The conference discussed security threats to energy supply on a national & int’l level – including nuclear issues – and also how to make Israel’s recent “energy bonanza” more available to consumers.
By Yoni Kempinski & Tova Dvorin
Israel held its first joint conference between the Defense and Energy industries in Herziliya Thursday. Arutz Sheva had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Gal Luft, Conference Head of Steering Committee and Co-Director of Institute for Analysis of Global Security.
“This is the first time in Israel that we are trying to create a meeting of the minds between the Energy Industry and the Defense Industry,” Luft stated. Continue Reading »
A research team at Israel’s Ben Gurion University in the Negev, have come up with an alternative fuel, made from water & carbon dioxide.
With oil supplies around the world fast depleting, researchers around the world have been trying to find an alternative that could sustain the energy needs of mankind. A team at Israel’s Ben Gurion University may have come up with an alternative fuel, made from water and carbon dioxide.
Zalman Aranne Central Library, Ben Gurion University – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Unlike other fuel alternatives available today, the “green feed” created at BGU has a significant advantage: it can be turned into fuel using existing oil refining methods and delivered to gas stations using existing infrastructure. Continue Reading »
KKL-JNF’s Board of Directors, led by Chairman Efi Stenzler, decided this week to oppose plans to extract shale oil in the Adullam region.
The Board unreservedly adopted the report by the professional committee established by KKL-JNF to investigate the matter and headed by Board member and well-known leading environmental activist Dr. Orr Karassin.
KKL-JNF – Photo: KKL-JNF
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It is already widely known that the American owned company IEI has been granted an exploration license by those responsible for oil at Israel’s Energy and Water Ministry, and that it has received authorization to establish a pilot plant in order to examine the economic feasibility of extracting oil from kerogen shale in the Adullam region.
Israel’s choice may be between selling gas quickly that may anger the Russians, or looking at a more long-term prospect without alienating the U.S.
Last month, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to export up to 40 percent of the gas from Israel’s Eastern Mediterranean fields, with expected earnings of up to $60 billion over a 20-year period. This is, however, only the first step toward realizing export revenues from Israel’s gas reserves, a process fraught with complicated choices over the route and destination of those exports. Rather than aiming to use its gas for any great geopolitical gains, Israel currently seems happy to avoid unsettling interested parties while it reaps long-term economic gains from its gas bounty. Continue Reading »
Water management experts say at CleanTech symposium, that in 18 months, desalination plants will provide enough water for 80% of Israel’s urban drinking needs.
As the Israeli water management and treatment industries continue to grow, it is crucial to ensure that all facilities operate with maximum efficiency, to prevent the loss of valuable energy, experts agreed at a conference at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on Tuesday.
Water professionals and government officials were speaking at the Energy-Water Nexus Symposium, held within the CleanTech 2013 – 17th Annual International Summit and Exhibition.
“Israel is emerging from times of crisis in the area of water into stability,” Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau said. Continue Reading »
Energiya Global hope they’ll break even from the field in 15 years, so they’ve committed to donating all the profits back into the Galápagos community through the Charles Darwin Research Station.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — With the help of American comedian Sarah Silverman, an Israel-based developer of solar projects is using online crowd funding to bring solar energy to the Galapagos.
Energiya Global has announced the launch of an Internet campaign to install 1,200 solar panels on the site of a former garbage dump in the Galápagos UNESCO World Heritage Site, located about 550 miles west of the Ecuadorean mainland. Continue Reading »