Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

America needs more microgrids, says former FERC chief

10/30/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

A microgrid-based electricity system wouldn't just be greener -- it would also be much more secure, says Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Accidents and del… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Vestas awarded 15-year service contract in Maine

10/29/2014

  • Reuters

TransCanada gave Vestas Wind Systems a 15-year service contract for the Kibby Wind Power Project in Maine, said Vestas today. The project has 44 V90 3-megawatt turbines. Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

E15 consumption is on the rise, Green Plains CEO says

10/30/2014

  • Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Demand for E15 is on the upswing, but delays in rail service are limiting the blend's availability, according to Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains. "We think there will be hundreds more s… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

E-waste center will help reduce pollution in Ghana town

10/29/2014

  • ScientificAmerican.com
  • Voice of America

A recycling center for electronic waste in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, should help reduce the burning of plastic that has made the town one of the world's most polluted locations. Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

BIO's Erickson: Strong biobased industries will be good for America

10/29/2014

  • Hill, The

A recent Department of Agriculture report confirms the economic and environmental benefits of investing in the U.S. biobased products and renewable chemicals industry, writes Brent Erickson, executive… Read More