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Israel ranks 5th in world in clean-technology

(Shawn Lesser - Cleantech).The cleantech wave is expected to continue to grow, with some analysts estimating the cleantech market will crack the $2 trillion threshold by 2030.

The players in the cleantech space are a mix of world economic, political and social leaders. They include former American vice presidents, billionaire entrepreneurs, Arab Sultans, Internet moguls and huge pension funds.

A few months ago, I ranked the best states for top 10 states in the U.S for cleantech (see The top 10 U.S. states for cleantech in 2009). But that got me thinking: Which countries are the leaders in cleantech?

#5. Israel, the 'Silicon Valley' of water technology, is fast becoming the cleantech incubator to the world (see Israel to export $2.5B in water technologies by 2011). Israel recycles 75 percent of its wastewater, invented drip irrigation, and is home to the world's largest reverse osmosis desalination plant (see Israel plans largest desal plant in $513M deal). Israel certainly isn't the world's biggest cleantech market, but it might just be one of the world's most important centers of cleantech innovation and R&D;, with innovative companies such as CellEra, Aqwise, and Emefcy. Better Place is also making Israel the first test-market for a nationwide electric vehicle recharge network (see Electric cars are coming to Israel). Leading Israeli VCs include Israel Cleantech, Aqua Argo Fund and Terra Ventures.

Follow link for the other top 10 countries. Very interesting.

Read more: http://cleantech.com/news/5127/top-10-cleantech-co...

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  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2010/02/09 08:19:12
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    The Israelis have limited land & resources and maximise what they have to provide a good quality of life for all their citizens! Truely a Nation of the People!

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  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2010/02/09 08:19:12
    littlebuffalo55TBA
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    The Israelis have limited land & resources and maximise what they have to provide a good quality of life for all their citizens! Truely a Nation of the People!
  • gypsy 2010/02/08 19:34:36
    gypsy
    israel finishes last in clean humanity!
  • fuzzy K... gypsy 2010/02/08 22:34:14
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    Really?

  • littleb... gypsy 2010/02/09 08:08:11 (edited)
    littlebuffalo55TBA
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    Yeah well you walk a street Cairo then Tel A'viv & tell me which one smells better? Better yet smell Beruit which was a beautiful Mediterennean City until Arafat & the Infata showed up!

    tel aviv smells smell beruit beautiful mediterennean city arafat infata tel aviv smells smell beruit beautiful mediterennean city arafat infata
  • gypsy littleb... 2010/02/09 09:06:50
    gypsy
    This life is heaven for non muslims. For Muslims is the hereafter. This life is hardly a drop the hereafter is oceans abound. nonmuslims kill for material, muslims kill in defense of their faith and people and to abide by the Lord of All the worlds. your desires have deceived you in forgetting Allah (swt). havent you ever seen any ruins of past people who were even stronger than you. you should seek truth in all earnestly and Allah may guide you as he is often forgiving.
  • littleb... gypsy 2010/02/09 09:23:18 (edited)
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    Tell you what! You respect a Jews Faith as the Koran tells you to respect the other faiths of Abraham & we'll just leave it at that!

    Actually, I have seen the Great Nation of Kenya "Ruined" by Muslims! I also know good Arab Christians who lived in Lebonon with good homes & good educations destroyed and turned into Ruins!

    I know Christian Orthodox Armenians whose whole nation was put to Ruins in Genocide!

    Are these the "Ruins" you are referring to?
  • fuzzy K... gypsy 2010/02/09 13:56:38
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    OK. If Muslims don't care about the here and now why are they trying to f*ck it up for those of us who do?
    The city of Dubai, and countries like Bahrain by the way prove you wrong.
  • The Electrician 2010/02/08 10:11:19
    The Electrician
    +1
    I've studied it since 1977, The energy industry is about $4 -$5 trillion a year at present. $2 trillion by 2030 will be about 10%, not good enough.
  • Raven The Ele... 2010/02/09 07:41:26
    Raven
    +2
    What are your recommendations?
  • The Ele... Raven 2010/03/03 02:30:01 (edited)
    The Electrician
    +1
    See my recommendatios at the question I posted, "Do we need Coal and Oil." All substantial facts that can be verified on 100's of 1000's of site on the Internet.

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