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Fossil Fuels as Clear and Present Danger

Courtesy of the Huffington Post Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Truman National Security Project Conference where several impressive speakers offered a reminder that many of our country’s groundbreaking advances have come out of The Pentagon. The … Continue reading

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Climate Change is Here!

U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods By JUSTIN GILLISMAY 6, 2014 The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry … Continue reading

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$100m renewables fund for sub-Saharan Africa

The African Renewable Energy Fund closed its first round of capital raising with $100 million in the bank. The fund hopes to double the amount available for 5-50 MW schemes within 12 months. Read more: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/100m-renewables-fund-for-sub-saharan-africa_100014514/#ixzz2xiIFBuDr

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Israeli For-Profit Solar Developer with a Non-Profit Soul Increases the Light During Hanukah and Year-Round

by Kit Kennedy Courtesy of NRDC http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kkennedy/for-profit_solar_developer_wit.html#.UynWz18N4qM.email With Hanukah candles being lit in homes around the world—mine included—starting tonight, you might be interested to know about an early rabbinic debate that has great relevance for our world today. In celebrating Hanukah, these … Continue reading

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Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate

By Justin Gillis New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/science/scientists-sound-alarm-on-climate.html?_r=0 Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Within a year, he had helped discover a global environmental emergency, … Continue reading

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Chaim Motzen IsraelDev Member of the Month

IsraelDev Member of the Month Chaim Motzen, Managing Director of Energiya Global, recently secured $23.7M in financing to build an 8.5 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Rwanda. The project, developed from concept stage to financial close by Chaim, is … Continue reading

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At AIPAC, Two Energy Entrepreneurs Debate Israel’s Future

  By Hody Nemes Published March 03, 2014 Israel faces the prospect of freeing itself from dependence on foreign oil in the near future, with potentially transformative impact on the country’s economic and political future, two experts agreed Sunday during the … Continue reading

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Yosef Abramowitz remembers Anne Heyman in Jpost

The Zionist angel of Rwanda By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ 02/08/2014 22:17 The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village provides a nurturing community for 500 of the most needy orphans. A graduation photo from the class of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. Photo: COURTESY AGAHOZO-SHALOM … Continue reading

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Energiya Global mourns the passing of Anne Heyman Merrin

Jewish Philanthropist Anne Heyman died tragically in a freak horseback riding incident last week. Anne was the founder of the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, a home and school for orphans of the Rwandan genocide. Heyman, 52 was born … Continue reading

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What Makes Anglo Olim Exceptional?

This week Nefesh B’Nefesh recognized Energiya’s founder Yosef Abramowitz with the Bonei Zion Award, an honor bestowed upon Anglo Olim who excel in their contribution to Israeli society in a number of areas. The list of this year’s award recipients … Continue reading

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