Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why Miami wants everyone to ignore the rising sea level

10/21/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Miami's infrastructure funding derives mostly from property taxes -- so to fund costly climate-mitigation efforts, the city needs to ensure that property prices remain sky high. Paradoxically, that me… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Vt. to receive Energy Dept. grant for renewables

10/21/2014

  • North Country Public Radio (Canton, N.Y.)

The Department of Energy has awarded the state of Vermont with an almost quarter-million-dollar grant to help the state connect a number of renewable energy project to the electric grid. Vermont's Dep… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Studies show oil, not ethanol, is to blame for food prices, Dinneen says

10/21/2014

  • Ethanol Producer Magazine

A recent Renewable Fuels Association report found little relation between corn-price changes and the prices of milk, cheese, poultry, pork and beef, writes RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. This debu… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

DoD: Climate change puts U.S. at military risk

10/14/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • NationalDefenseMagazine.org

The Department of Defense says climate change is responsible for such security threats as more frequent disaster-relief missions, rising sea levels that could imperil military bases and growing instab… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Malaysian biotech firm commercializing antioxidant made from microalgae

10/14/2014

  • Star Publications (Malaysia)

Malaysia-based Algaetech International is working to tap the commercial potential of haematococcus pluvialis as feedstock in producing an antioxidant known as astaxanthin. Dato' Paduka Syed Isa Syed A… Read More