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Chanel Commits $35 Million Toward Solar Energy Projects For Low-income Californians

When Karl Lagerfeld sent models down a solar panel runway against a backdrop of wind turbines for Chanel’s Spring 2013 show, the references to renewable energy seemed more about an aesthetic than anything else. But seven years later, the brand is investing in renewable energy for real. On Wednesday, Chanel announced that it would be committing $35 million toward […]

Scottish government announces £160 million investment for forestry and agriculture

The Scottish government has announced an additional £160 million for forestry and agriculture in its latest Programme for Government. The money includes £100 million for planting for Scottish Forestry, alongside £30 million to Forestry and Land Scotland to expand national forests and land. A further £20 million has also been allocated to increase the supply […]

Biofuels explained

Biofuels are transportation fuels such as ethanol and biomass-based diesel fuel that are made from biomass materials. These fuels are usually blended with petroleum fuels (gasoline and distillate/diesel fuel and heating oil), but they can also be used on their own. Using ethanol or biodiesel reduces the consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel made from […]

Japanese government considering “energy forests” as renewable energy source

As part of efforts to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the Japanese government is considering securing “energy forests” for the specific purpose of growing sources for woody biomass power generation, officials said Wednesday. Greater dependence on woody biomass is believed to help mitigate climate change as the growing of forests absorbs carbon dioxide […]

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