Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

Israel is known as a solar energy pioneer, but wind in some locations, is not lacking in the small Middle East nation. But after seeing the research and the environmental impacts of wind energy companies, offshore wind turbines, and on land turbines, the Israeli government has rejected a plan for a local company Energix which works with wind turbine energy suppliers such as Vestas and Siemens. 

A government planning committee in the area of the planned site Ramat Menashe said that ultimately the turbines would have a negative impact on the local environment, classed as a UNESCO Biosphere. The wind turbine propellers would also be a risk to migratory birds who pass through Israel from Europe to Africa on an important migratory route. Look to local hero Yossi Leshem for saving the birds. Wind turbines get nixed in Jordan for the same reason as they share the same habitat as

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Can a VPN Lower Your Electric Bill?

Accessing the Internet uses electricity—and electricity costs money. Device owners browse online at an average of three hours and forty-five minutes per day: If you browse as often as most, the utility bill can quickly increase.

There are ways to leverage heavy Internet usage, of course, but these range from ‘inconvenient’ to ‘completely useless’: When we have to disconnect other devices or even kitchen appliances, the costs outweigh the benefits.

But what about the Internet’s electric consumption, itself? Is your browsing lifestyle costing more, or is streaming Netflix the same, electricity-wise, as scrolling through Google? If your Internet sessions really do matter when it comes time to pay the electric bill, how can we reduce the power consumption without restricting our online sessions?

The Quick Answer

When it comes to the utility bill, your browsing habits matter; this expands beyond the expenses associated with Internet service providers, which average roughly

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US oil giant Chevron buys into Israeli natural gas

Leviathan natural gas rig off the coast of Haifa, Israel

Israeli offshore gas fields are now under control of one of the world’s biggest energy companies, Chevron. It irks activists, but might spark a pan-European pipeline, one analyst suggests. 

Israel started finding natural gas in offshore gas deposits more than a decade ago. They started in the 1920s under the British Mandate over Palestine with no success. Some estimate that what lies out under the shore-bed off the Israeli coast in the Mediterranean Sea could equal as much as one-fifth as all the natural gas owned by the United States. 

Israel’s offshore gas deposits are known as Leviathan and Tamar deposits and they are considered one of the world’s biggest offshore gas discoveries in the last 10 years. Owners in the company exploring Leviathan were Texas-based Noble Energy, Israeli owned Ratio Petroleum, and Israeli-owned Delek Drilling.

Noble Energy held 39.66% of Leviathan, and it is also the company that operates

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3 Types of Commercial Solar Cold Email

Feel you are reaching out to a forest of abyss? Even greentech companies like solar energy need good sales skills. Here’s how.

There are over 3.9 billion email users worldwide. And that means you can connect with pretty much any commercial solar lead through cold email.

But do you know that 25% of cold emails aren’t actually seen? Even more so, 47% of these emails are discarded. Now imagine gathering several quality solar leads and sending hundreds of emails each day, only for your response rate to be around the 2% mark. Not encouraging, right?

But don’t beat yourself up. Cold email campaigns are tricky and tough to break through. If you’re having a hard time driving sales or higher response rates, it’s about time you stopped spinning your wheels and reviewed your strategy.

For starters, how good are your CTA requests? Not so good, I presume? Many marketers pay

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5 Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Own Home

IMJ-tree-house-by-Ifat-Finkelman-and-Deborah-Warschawski

The environment of your home is essential. It appeals to almost all of our senses and it can help alleviate all of our stressors too. Covid-19 has made every single one of us acutely aware to how important the home is to our everyday well-being and sanity. There are fewer or no escapes to cafes, there are fewer friends, so home has to be where the heart is. The design and layout and even energy use and recycling practices in the home influences how we perceive the room.

Smells can create a state of relaxation and draw people into a particular room or keep you there curled up on your couch reading a good book. 

The environment isn’t limited to the inside of your house but includes the exterior as well. How you have your front yard set up (we hope in a wild way!) will affect the curb appeal

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