Wes Edens is known for a lot of things. A master investor and professional businessman Edens has been a driving force behind many companies. In 1998 he co-founded Fortress Investment Group. Within a decade the hedge fund had become a multi-billion dollar asset manager with Wes Edens serving as one of the primary operators. Today he is known as the businessman who saved the Milwaukee Bucks. One hat that many are unaware of Edens wearing is that of a renowned Philanthropist, but it is in that area that he is currently making headlines. Wes Edens is the man behind New Fortress Energy.
New Fortress Energy is a clean energy company dedicated to finding real world solutions to lessen the footprint of modern business. Green energy is a popular trend for many companies as environmental awareness becomes a more popular topic. Edens broached the subject himself during the installation of another one of his notable contributions, East Coast Rail. East Coast Rail was part of Edens investment into city-connecting commuter rail lines. However, Edens had an ulterior goal behind the rail line as well. He wanted to create a more efficient and clean energy for the trains to run off of.
The commuter lines were already designed to lessen Florida’s carbon footprint by creating viable public transportation. The idea of the trains running off a clean fuel was a feather in a cap Wes Edens wanted to wear. The solution came in the form of Florida’s first liquid natural gas facility. In the wake of that success Edens formed New Fortress Energy and is taking the clean energy initiative international. New Fortress Energy will be dedicated to setting up LNG stations in nations outside the U.S., as well as green energy solutions to normal business practices. New Fortress Energy also searches for solutions that will provide consumers with safer more affordable energy as well.