Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Nespresso plans $550M environmental initiative

8/27/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • BusinessGreen (U.K.)

Nespresso says it will spend $550 million over the next six years to improve its environmental and social footprint, helping farmers in Africa and working to improve its products' recyclability. "Our … Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

GE installed wind turbines with total capacity of 1,000 MW in Brazil

8/27/2014

  • ReNews.biz (U.K.)

U.S. wind turbine maker General Electric reached a milestone of 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity in Brazil. Some of GE's completed projects in the Latin American country include wind farms owned … Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Neb. governor is hopeful rail service for ethanol will normalize

8/27/2014

  • KTIV-TV (Sioux City, Iowa)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said he is hopeful rail companies will be able to address concerns from ethanol shippers in the state. "I know both railroads are well aware of the situation and they're tr… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

N.C. city considers charging residents for trash output

8/27/2014

  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Charlotte, N.C., is about to seek proposals for its recycling contract, and among the options is a private company's plan to charge residents per bag of solid waste. Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Italian scientists produce bioplastic from agricultural waste

8/26/2014

  • Quartz

Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology have extracted cellulose from rice hulls, cocoa pod husks and parsley and spinach stems using a solution of trifluoroacetic acid. The researchers to… Read More