Tagged Biofuel

Energy contracts: how to adjust to the corona virus?

By Rafael Herzberg Energy contracts: how to adjust to the corona virus?The pandemic brings a new reality to each company and institution. I refer specifically to the energy area.Changes in volumes consumed from each source is a central new theme! Be it electricity, gas, biomass, etc., etc.In this new situation, it is necessary to discover…

Eni will utilise biomethane to achieve 2050 sustainability goals

By Marta Ady Italian oil and gas firm Eni is planning to have 55GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2050.The company’s Long-Term Strategic Plan to 2050 includes plans to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its energy products by 80% by 2050, using biomethane, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, methanol and products from…

Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. They found that using palm oil from first rotation plantations where forests were cleared for palms leads to…

Solar accounted for 2.6% of U.S. electrical generation in 2019 — a 15% increase over 2018

By Kelly Pickerel Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 18.2% of net domestic electrical generation during 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year earlier, renewables’ share was 17.5%. The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data…

NABU objects to Gennaker offshore wind project #DEU

By National Wind Watch The German Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has filed an objection against the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind project. NABU states that installing the project’s 103 turbines some 10km north of Darß will result in massive environmental damage as the units will be located in the middle of…

Generate Capital’s $1B Raise Draws Global Infrastructure Funds to Cleantech

By [email protected] Generate Capital, the cleantech infrastructure investor, revealed Tuesday that it had raised another $1 billion in equity and debt finance. Generate became an early investor in asset classes that conventional lenders shied away from, including fuel cells, anaerobic digesters, behind-the-meter battery storage, electric buses, microgrids and unconventional solar projects. The new raise includes…

New bio-inspired wing design for small drones

Taking a cue from birds and insects, researchers have come up with a new wing design for small drones that helps them fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Energy News

NV Energy seeks biogas and biomass proposals in Nevada, US

By Marta Ady Nevada, US-based NV Energy is requesting proposals to add new renewable energy projects to its portfolio. The company is seeking proposals for all areas of renewables, including biomass, biogas, wind, solar and geothermal, which are compliant with Nevada’s existing renewable portfolio standards.The announcement follows the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s approval of…

Planes, trains & automobiles (and trucks, anchorships, buses and… forklifts)

By Nadim Chaudhry Electric everywhere?As cities, regions and countries legislate for clean air and low carbon emissions, the transport market is ripe with opportunity for innovation, disruption and transformation. About 96% of transport energy is derived from fossil hydrocarbons. Of the rest, most is biofuel (not without its controversies)… Click headline for full article Read…

The Center for Biological Diversity sues Trump administration for suppressing clean energy grid study results

By Kelsey Misbrener The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release documents about a $1.5 million study that examined how grid improvements can bolster renewable energy access. Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., challenges the Department of Energy’s suppression of information about the Interconnections Seam…

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