IREP was established to position Israel as a world leader in this field. In order to achieve this goal, IREP helps formulate policy based on in-depth interdisciplinary research. The technological, economic, environmental and regulatory aspects of Israeli developments in the field of alternative energy are examined by leading experts on behalf of IREP. IREP has an international think tank composed of analysts and experts in a variety of fields such as energy economy, renewable energy policy, project financing, industry and strategic research. IREP cooperates with the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). IREP provides policymakers with analytic tools based on its research in order to formulate progressive policy that will help promising Israeli technologies in the field of alternative energy enter the international marketplace and take on a leading role.
To serve as a catalyst to the Renewable Energy field by providing the stakeholders with critical insights which highlight the technologies that will be at the forefront of the Energy Revolution.The Institute’s methodology is based on an innovative interdisciplinary approach utilizing world-class strategic partnerships.
Dr. Isaac Berzin is the Founding Director of the Institute for Renewable Energy Policy at the IDC and an Affiliated Scientist at MIT.
Dr. Berzin was recently included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2008 and his innovative work in Clean Energy has won him numerous awards and accolades. Dr. Berzin founded GreenFuel Technologies in Cambridge, MA. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Why in Israel?
1. It is becoming increasingly evident that the field of Renewable Energy is interdisciplinary, commanding the comprehensive integration of disciplines in which Israel has a proven record of excellence and innovation: desert agriculture and irrigation, water technologies, solar energy and biotechnology.
2. Israel has a unique entrepreneurial culture, proven repeatedly in a variety of industries. 3. Israel is strategically motivated to release itself from its dependence on oil from the Middle East.
Board of Advisors (alphabetical order)
Dr. Mark A. Bernstein Alan Leifer Dr. Gal Luft
Dr. William R. Moomaw Dr. Amit Mor Dr. Yom Tov Samia
Dr. Sass Somekh Dr. Eitan Yudilevich
Dr. Isaac Berzin, Head & Founder of the Institute for Renewable Energy Policy
Zeev Hayut, Senior Director
Dr. Miri Lapidot, Director of Bio-Research
Shirley Cohen-Mintz, Director of Business Development
Maya Sharon, Director of Operations
Ido Greenberg, (Adv.) Project Director & General Legal Counsel
Tamar Israeli, Academic Research Associate
Asaf Tzachor, Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant
Volunteering at IREP
IREP provides students the opportunity to volunteer to perform research under the personal supervision of IREP’s staff of experts. The project is open to students at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.