Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

"Great Green Wall" helps China tackle desertification

12/16/2014

  • New Scientist

China's Gobi Desert

China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Tata Power connects Indian wind farm to grid

12/16/2014

  • NDTV (India)

The final 8-megawatt phase of a 32-MW wind farm in the Indian state of Maharashtra began operations today, said Tata Power. "Wind energy is an important part of our renewable energy portfolio, and we … Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Iowa biofuels sector represents 4,737 jobs, report says

12/16/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

Ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel accounted for 4,737 jobs in Iowa in 2014, according to a report by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. The state is expected to add more than 1,300 jobs ne… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

EPA budget, workforce would see cuts under new spending bill

12/10/2014

  • EENews.net (subscription required)

The Environmental Protection Agency's budget and workforce would be cut under the spending bill released Tuesday night. The agency would receive $8.1 billion in fiscal 2015, which is $60 million less … Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

$345M eucalyptus biomass project is planned in Brazil

12/9/2014

  • Bloomberg

Grupo Atico will launch its $345 million Campo Grande BioEletricidade project in Brazil. The project involves a facility that will use eucalyptus trees from a nearby plantation to generate power. Marc… Read More