Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Solar power lessons from across the pond



The U.S. and the U.K. can learn a great deal from each other's approach to solar energy, writes Penny Atkinson. The British government may be cutting subsidies, but some British fossil-fuel companies,… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

EDF seeks permit reinstatement for turbines in Ill. county


  • Paxton Record (Ill.)

EDF Renewable Energy has requested that Iroquois County, Ill., reinstate permits to build 35 turbines in the county. The county board voted unanimously to revoke the permits on Nov. 12 after receiving… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

East Kansas Agri-Energy plans expansion for biodiesel production


  • Ottawa Herald (Kan.), The

East Kansas Agri-Energy is planning to expand its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., to add biodiesel production capabilities. The expansion, scheduled for completion next fall, will create 12 to 15 jobs… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

EPA issues final methane emissions control rule, proposes more reporting


  • Oil & Gas Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency said last week that it released a final rule that seeks to clarify and revise current requirements for reporting methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sect… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Study of shipworms could lead to biofuel production advances


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Recent discoveries about ocean-dwelling shipworms and the bacteria in their gills may someday aid in the mass production of renewable fuels, researchers at Northeastern University say. Studying how ba… Read More