US-Israel fund invests $4.8m in clean energy

A programme funded by the US and Israeli Governments has announced $4.8 million (£3.6m) for five new clean energy projects. The Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy programme is a joint partnership between the US Department of Energy, the Israel Ministry of Energy and the Israeli Innovation Authority. The funding will support projects in […]

US and Israel sign new energy co-operation agreement

The US and Israel have signed a new agreement on energy co-operation. US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and the Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of Israel Yuval Steinitz put their signatures in an amendment to an existing deal between the two countries. It will boost co-operation for exploration, production and distribution technologies for fossil […]

Wave energy developer receives EU funding

A wave energy developer has received an EU grant to build a power station in Gibraltar. The European Commission will fund 30% of the total construction costs. During the first phase, Israeli firm Eco Wave Power (EWP) will build a 100KW power station. In the second phase the power plant will be expanded to 5MW – which […]

US invests in six clean energy projects in Israel

More than $5 million (£3m) has been invested in six clean energy projects in Israel. The funding came from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW). It is part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) programme which aims to combat climate change and […]

Israel opens 835MW gas-fired power plant

A gas-fired power plant with a capacity of 835MW has been opened in Israel. It is located in Haruvit at the intersection of the national electricity grid to enable the plant to supply power to both the northern and southern regions. It is claim to be the most energy efficient facility in the country and adds […]

Israeli firm waves hello to $2m

An Israeli wave energy firm has raised $2 million (£1.3m) of funds to build a pipeline. It follows the company’s ‘Second Generation’ power station which was deployed last month at Jaffa Port, Israel. The total funding requirement for the execution of the whole pipeline is around $150 million (£102m) in different locations around the globe, […]

Israel to get 110MW solar plant

A solar plant with a total capacity of 110MW will be built in Israel. Spanish company Abengoa and Israeli company Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy have announced they received funding worth $1 billion (£0.69bn). The cash to build the Ashalim plant comes from the European Investment Bank (EIB), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and local private […]

Turkey to send floating power station to Gaza

Turkey is sending a floating power plant to Gaza after its sole power station was hit during an Israeli attack at the end of July. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz revealed the plan for a ship to anchor off the coast of Gaza yesterday after a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart, Dr Omer Kittaneh. The […]

Turkey backs away from Israeli gas pipelines

Turkey is signalling it may back away from plans for a pipeline to Israel following the bloodshed in Gaza. A pipeline bringing gas from Israel’s Leviathan offshore gas field was on the cards, reported Turkey’s English newspaper Hurriyet. But on Monday (4 August 2014) Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said in a televised press conference […]

EU bank funds ‘largest’ solar power plant in Israel

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan worth €150 million (£119.2m) for a thermo-solar power plant in Israel. Once constructed the 121M project, located in the Negev desert, will be the largest solar plant in the country, the Bank said. It will generate enough electricity equivalent to the needs of a medium-sized city […]