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Top Wind Stocks for Q4 2020

The wind energy industry is comprised of both a small number of pure-play companies and also big corporations that operate their wind energy business as a division or a subsidiary. One example of the latter is General Electric Co.’s (GE) Renewable Energy division. The wind industry has potential for significant growth, with the International Energy Agency […]

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 […]

Air Liquide taps into Spanish wind

Gases producer Air Liquide has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable electricity equivalent to 15% of the company’s consumption, for its activities in Spain. The 10-year PPA, for electricity supplied by a wind farm in Andalusia, will supply some of the group’s industrial and medical gas production assets in the country. The […]

GKN Aerospace continues jet engine biofuel testing

The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted GKN Aerospace Sweden to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The biofuel for this test is an ATJ (alcohol to jet)-SKA developed and manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB. The test is part of a bilateral Biojet-project collaboration between FMV and USAF/NAVAIR, which started in October 2013 […]

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