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

CBOT corn unchanged; NYMEX oil extends gain

8/28/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • MarketWatch

December corn ended unchanged at $3.65 per bushel Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. October light sweet crude settled at $93.88 per barrel, up 2 cents, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. 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