Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Toms sells big stake to Bain Capital

8/22/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Mycoskie

Ethical shoemaker Toms has sold a 50% stake to Bain Capital in a deal valuing the company at $625 million. Officials said the sale wouldn't affect Toms founder Blake Mycoskie's policy of giving away a… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Calif. transmission project on schedule, SCE says

8/22/2014

  • SNL Financial (free content)

The construction of Tehachapi renewable transmission project in California remains on schedule and is expected to be completed between 2016 and 2017, according to Southern California Edison. The trans… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

GOP Senate candidate denies she is against the RFS

8/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said in an interview that her voting record shows she has always backed the Renewable Fuel Standard. Ernst said she favors repea… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

EPA rules concern makers of wood stoves

8/20/2014

  • Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) (free content), The

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed changes to pollution rules would affect new manufacturing of wood and pellet stoves, reducing particulate levels from 7.5 grams per hour to, potentially,… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Ky. researchers use power plant gas emissions to grow algae

8/20/2014

  • WKRC-TV (Cincinnati)

The Duke Energy East Bend Station, a coal-fired plant in Boone County, Ky., partnered with the University of Kentucky to study how power plant gas emissions can be used to grow algae. Researchers capt… Read More