Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How biodegradable is your shopping bag?

10/22/2014

  • Consumerist, The

Many companies are making bogus marketing claims about the biodegradability of their shopping bags, the Federal Trade Commission warns. While the bags degrade in the presence of oxygen, most are dispo… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

2 wind farms totaling $1B are planned for Texas

10/22/2014

  • Amarillo Globe-News (Texas)

Two wind farms with a total capacity of 540 megawatts have been proposed for construction near Dawn, Texas, and Dimmitt, Texas. The Dawn wind project would include 104 Siemens turbines and have a capa… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Report predicts worldwide growth for cellulosic ethanol market

10/22/2014

  • BiofuelsDigest.com

The global cellulosic ethanol market will grow at a 53.3% compound annual rate from 2013 to 2018, according to a report from Research and Markets. The report also found that the research of bigger com… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

Air in smoking households similar to that of highly polluted cities

10/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control showed that nonsmokers who lived in homes with smokers were exposed to amounts of harmful air particles similar to those found in highly polluted citie… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Infrastructure is a factor in setting 2014 RFS targets, official says

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

The Obama administration will take into account the infrastructure in place at the retail level when setting the final targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, said Shaun Donovan, director of the … Read More