A new underground movement in Palestine

On the topic of Palestine, most Americans think (when they DO think) …. that Palestine must be a hotbed of terrorists and underground tunnels.   Aren’t those Jihadists with qassam rockets running around everywhere?

Even many members of Congress have been duped.  (A future blog post — about the Jihadists and Congress!)

So this TEDx Talk from Ramallah in the West Bank might be an eye-opener to some.

“What is za purpose of your visit to Izrael?” This is the welcoming question that is asked by Israeli border security to anyone that travels to the Palestinian territories. For this Palestinian, it is to bring green energy to Palestine. Recognizing Palestine’s grave energy crisis, Khaled Al Sabawi takes you on his quest to “keep Palestine cool” using geothermal energy. ———- Khaled Al Sabawi, a Palestinian-Canadian Engineer, received his degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 2006 and later became the first certified Geothermal Engineer in the Middle East. Khaled installed the first geothermal systems in Palestine in 2007 and went on to becoming the Founder and President of MENA Geothermal, a Palestinian green energy business. MENA Geothermal was awarded the National Energy Globe Award in 2008 and is currently installing the largest geothermal system in the Middle East at a capacity of 1.6 MW megawatts at the University of Madaba in Jordan.


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