The “Start-Up Nation” has become a beacon of conservation, desalinization, and clean energy.

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Home to 9.4 million people, Israel is a very small country geographically —only about the size of New Jersey.

Despite its diminutive size, Israel has a long history of producing successful technology companies. The tiny nation has become a hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship in recent years, including radical advancements in green tech.

New Green Deal Democrats in the U.S. should consider visiting Israel in 2023 for a closer look at some of these advancements.

Israel’s growing tech industry, also known as “Start-Up Nation”, is one of the most vibrant and innovative in the world. Some of the most successful tech companies to emerge from Israel recently include Waze, Mobileye, Check Point Software Technologies, and Wix.

These companies have made significant contributions to a wide range of industries, including cybersecurity, mobile technology, and software development. Thanks in part to its commitment to growing tech start-ups, Israel has become a global leader in the fields of clean energy and sustainability over the past few years.

As a result, Israel is home to numerous startups and research organizations working on the development of clean energy technologies, such as solar power, wind power, and energy storage solutions. The country has also implemented numerous large-scale renewable energy projects, including solar fields, wind farms, and geothermal plants.

In addition to clean energy, the country has a strong focus on developing innovative solutions for a wide range of environmental challenges, including water scarcity, renewable energy, and waste management.

Israel has implemented several innovative recycling programs and is home to companies developing cutting-edge solutions for water conservation and treatment.

Perhaps the most exciting news for Green New Deal Democrats: Israel is at the forefront of desalination technology and has become a leader in the development and implementation of innovative solutions for water scarcity. The country has faced significant water challenges due to its arid climate and has been forced to develop new technologies to address its water shortage.

Israel has already implemented large-scale desalination projects, including the Ashkelon Desalination Plant and the Hadera Desalination Plant, which together provide a majority of the country’s domestic water supply. The country is a leader in the development of innovative technologies such as reverse osmosis, multi-stage flash distillation, and nanofiltration.

In addition to large-scale projects, Israel is also home to numerous startups and research organizations working on innovative solutions for water scarcity. These companies are developing cutting-edge technologies such as advanced membrane systems, energy-efficient desalination processes, and water recycling solutions.

Why has Israel been so successful with green technology?

Several factors contribute to the success of Israel’s tech industry:

  1. Entrepreneurial culture: Israel has a culture that encourages and supports entrepreneurship and risk-taking. This has created a favorable environment for the growth of start-ups and innovation.
  2. Strong technological foundation: Israel has a highly educated population, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This, combined with a strong military focus on research and development, has created an ideal environment for scientific breakthroughs.
  3. Government support: The Israeli government has provided support for the tech industry, including funding for research and development and tax incentives for start-ups.
  4. Access to funding: Israel has a well-developed venture capital industry, providing start-ups with access to funding and support. Many of the world’s largest tech companies have also set up research and development centers in Israel, further fueling the growth of the tech industry.

Since the U.S. shares many of these characteristics with Israel, elected officials of the Democratic Party persuasion should have no trouble learning from our democratic ally in the Middle East.

Israel’s focus on green technology and its commitment to sustainability has brought it to the forefront of the global clean energy revolution.

The sooner U.S. progressives learn from the strides Israel has made in recent years, the better.