‘Where would I belong if not here?’

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda – After a short lesson on the electronics of solar grid connection, members of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village’s science club walked through the gates of their country’s first solar field – a sea of blue panels amid the tree-dotted mountains of eastern Rwanda. “We hope you will be the revolutionaries,” American-Israeli solar entrepreneur Yosef … Read more…

In Rwanda, Israelis and Americans launch East Africa’s first commercial solar field

RWAMAGANA – Just a few degrees south of the equator on Thursday, sunlight bathed rows of pristine solar panels as delegates from around the world arrived to celebrate the inauguration of East Africa’s first solar field. “What we can see up here today for Rwanda, Africa and the world is hope,” said Yosef Abramowitz, the … Read more…

Cyprus ends tender bid to import gas from Israel’s Leviathan

As Cyprus nixed a tender bid to import gas from the Leviathan gas field, the island country may stand to benefit from Israel’s ongoing indecisiveness over the large basin’s future. The Cypriot Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) has elected not to extend a proposal regarding the future purchase of natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan reservoir, … Read more…

Ugandan MP promotes collaboration with Knesset on sustainable development

Israel’s expertise in sustainable technologies and resource management could play a critical role in Uganda’s advancement as a developing nation, parliament member Benson Obua-Ogwal told The Jerusalem Post Saturday night. “We are convinced that Israel is ahead in many ways compared to Uganda,” Obua-Ogwal said in an interview at Moshav Hadid where he was a … Read more…

Taking the mask off Leviathan gas negotiations

The fate of the Leviathan natural gas reservoir remains up in the air, as the relevant corporate and government parties continue to deliberate behind closed doors. After Israel Antitrust Authority Commissioner David Gilo announced his intention last month to reevaluate the status of the reservoir’s two biggest stakeholders – the Delek Group and Noble Energy … Read more…

Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation Project enters third phase

Israel and India signed a declaration this week toward advancing the third phase of the Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation Project. On the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in western India on Sunday, the countries declared their intentions to expand the project, which remains the largest venture of Mashav: Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation in … Read more…

National Council approves system to pipeline gas from Israel to Jordan

Despite the uncertainty shrouding Israel’s natural gas reservoir development, the National Council for Planning and Building approved on Tuesday a distribution system that will enable the conveyance of the country’s natural gas to Jordan. Council members, under the direction of Dr. Shuki Amrani, approved a distribution pathway enabling two gas connections to Jordan – one … Read more…

Jordanian parliament member announces pause in gas negotiations with Israel

Although a Jordanian parliament member announced the suspension of gas import negotiations with Israel this weekend, experts close to the issue maintain that a future deal between the neighboring countries is far from over. “The discussions regarding the Israeli gas-importing agreement are currently suspended,” Jordanian media reports quoted MP Jamal Gammoh, head of the Lower … Read more…

Preparations for drilling underway at Golan Heights oil exploration site

Preparatory work began at a Golan Heights exploratory oil drilling site on Tuesday morning – advancing a project that was delayed by environmental opposition. The project, which is being conducted by Afek Oil and Gas, involves three years of exploration for conventional oil using up to 10 wells. While the company has held a license … Read more…