Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Firms offer solar-financing perk to workers


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Cisco Systems, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and National Geographic have joined forces to offer their workers discounted home-solar financing. The perk, offered in partnership with Geostellar, could let homeown… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Wind capacity is already surpassing goals, says Chinese official


  • China Daily (Beijing)

China will be one year ahead of its installed wind capacity targets by the end of 2014, said a senior official on Wednesday. The country's capacity reached 83,000 megawatts in August and is expected t… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Maine group agrees to fund study on Fiberight's technology


  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The Municipal Review Committee, a Maine-based nonprofit formed to address the waste-management needs of 187 communities in the state, has agreed to give $20,000 to a team of researchers from the Unive… 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


  • 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


  • 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