energy independence

Better Place: An Israeli Venture to End Oil Dependence

03/26/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

It was an atypical grouping.

In January 2008, Israel's then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President, Shimon Peres joined with automotive CEO Carlos Ghosn, and Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi in Jerusalem. The summit had a simple, yet staggering, purpose: to announce that Israel intended to get off oil.

Oil Spill Reveals Crude Conundrum for Jewish Groups, Nation

05/24/2010 - 20:00

Jewish groups have always recognized the importance of breaking our nation’s crippling dependence on foreign oil, much of it from unstable and sometimes antagonistic countries in the Middle East. And many regard the protection of our increasingly fragile planet as a reflection of core Jewish values.

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