Environment
The Porter School of Environmental Studies.

US companies save energy with Israeli ingenuity

With its energy efficient devices for lighting and machines, Israel’s Power Electronics can reduce your carbon footprint without an overhaul of existing infrastructure. If the Swiss do business with them, they must be doing something right, reasons Eran Tagor, CEO …

Gobbling up the dirt in water

Even the CEO was initially skeptical about BioPetroClean’s simple and effective solution for cleaning up industrial wastewater, but it works; and now Dow Chemicals is onboard. The idea that microscopic bacteria could cheaply and efficiently cleanse oceans of industrial wastewater …

NATO aids water bridge between Israel, Jordan and the US

A new Israeli technology for desalination is the centrepiece of a NATO grant that promotes collaboration between Israel and Jordan and could save water and energy across the globe. Israel and Jordan share environmental problems, but regional politics and prejudices …

Phone home with Israeli solar cells

An Israeli company has developed solar energy powered battery chargers that give you the emergency power you need to recharge your mobile devices, anywhere. Out for a picnic on a sunny day and your cell phone dies? No power? No …

Harnessing the urban wind

  New Israeli technology improves turbine output and efficiency across the board and ensures that even in cities wind farms can generate clean and reliable power. Anyone who has ever watched a windmill knows that turbines can generate electricity. But …

Every day is a “Sun” day

From ‘green’ wineries to school rooftops and African villages, Israeli solar energy company Sunday has an ambitious plan to become an international power plant provider. The 1980s pop icon Morrissey said that every day is like Sunday, silent and grey. …

Switching super-computers on to green power

Israeli company Voltaire builds super-computer servers that deliver high performance at low power consumption – helping to green our computers. Computers need resources. Whether it’s logging on at work, sending Tweets from the train station or powering big laboratory ideas, …

Electric scooters for green hipsters

Little noise, no fumes, low power needs. An Israeli designed electric scooter is causing a stir with all those looking for an alternative solution to get about. Bicycles are great for the environment, but you can’t arrive at work or …