IsraelCast Episode 55

This week on IsraelCast, we are joined by Yosef I. Abramowitz, an activist, educator, and pioneer in the solar energy industry in Israel and East Africa. Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and named by CNN as one of the six top global “Green Pioneers,” Abramowitz talks about his goal of providing clean electricity for 50 million people globally by 2025 through his company, Energiya Global. From developing the first solar fields in Israel to now announcing solar fields in Africa and the United States, Abramowitz explains the environmental challenges and opportunities Israel and the world are facing.


Abramowitz, an American immigrant to Israel, founded the Arava Power Company, now Israel’s leading solar power developer, and today heads up Energiya Global. Abramowitz discusses his choice to make the company’s headquarters in Jerusalem, his family, and his hopes for the future.


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