Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why Unilever's top marketer shut down its CSR department

7/22/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online

One of Keith Weed's first actions after taking over as Unilever chief marketing officer was to shut down the company's CSR department. That's because he wanted to take CSR out of its silo and make it … Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Developer: Utility-scale S.D. wind project is "locally driven"

7/22/2014

  • KSFY-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

A commercial wind project in Lincoln County, S.D., has met opposition from a local group, but Dakota Power Community Wind said the proposed wind farm came about because of interest from local property… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Dutch researchers develop process to increase energy content of biofuel

7/23/2014

  • OilPrice.com (U.K.)

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed a catalyst that could boost the energy content of biomass-based fuel. The catalyst features sodium carbonate and aluminum oxid… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

Sainsbury's to power a store solely with its own trash

7/23/2014

  • ExtremeTech

A Sainsbury's store in England will be the first worldwide to start shipping its food waste daily to a facility that will convert the trash into the electricity needed to power the store. Once the ope… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

BIO helps members gather data for sustainable biobased supply chains

7/16/2014

  • Chemical & Engineering News

Sustainability of biobased materials needed in manufacturing various products such as laundry detergent and plastic bottles still requires data to back it up, observers say. The Biotechnology Industry… Read More