Filed under: science/nature | Tags: green energy, Israel, oil, posted by Chaya, terror
For a country that’s 1/19th the size of California, Israel has certainly outdone itself in every field of technology: standing third in line with its 75 companies listed on the Nasdaq worth over $60 billion, developing the cell-phone through “Motorola Israel,” designing the Intel Pentium MMX Chip technology, voice mail technology and AOL’s instant message program! Israel -considered mainly desert- was the only country to come into this century with a net gain of trees, and has begun to simulate human intelligence through organic memory chips in an effort to make computers “think creatively.” Last year alone, American companies invested over $6 billion in this tiny Middle-East country.
But, as recognized worldwide, “green energy” and global warming are all the rage these days, and it’s no surprise that Israel already has its hands filled with this energy saving topic. Israel has been working for decades to provide the US with alternative energy, creating nine solar plants in California, eliminating the need for 2 million barrels of oil each year, and currently working in Nevada to build the largest solar power plant since ‘92.
And now, just over a month ago, with the recognition of the global threat that the car consumption of oil poses, Israeli entrepreneurs Shai Agassi and Idan Ofer have begun working on “Project Better Place,” which will address the global dependence on foreign oil and lessen health and environmental damages. They have decided to create an electric car enterprise, which, working hand in hand with Renault-Nissan will provide consumers with inexpensive cars which can be paid for by a monthly fee for mileage. But, it is not the car design that is new. Rather, it’s what Agassi and Ofer have designed in order to charge these vehicles: to seed the earth with a grid of stations which will conveniently charge the lithium-ion batteries that drive these cars. The Israeli duo have already begun to target major oil consuming countries such as China and India, in an effort to rid the world of the largest financier of terror.
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