Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

General Mills pledges to curb carbon emissions


  • National Journal

Cheerios are getting greener: Their producer, General Mills, says that by next summer it will have dramatically reduced air pollution caused by its entire supply chain. The targets are designed to red… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

AWEA counters critics' claims on "hidden cost" of wind energy


  • CleanTechnica

American Wind Energy Association calculations show that conventional power plants have far more "hidden costs" than wind energy. In a blog post, AWEA reported that a typical household in Texas will pa… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Rep. Upton plans to introduce bill to alter RFS in 2015


  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is planning to introduce legislation that would reshape the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2015, said an aide to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Upton heads. Altho… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

Sainsbury's to power a store solely with its own trash


  • ExtremeTech

A Sainsbury's store in England will be the first worldwide to start shipping its food waste daily to a facility that will convert the trash into the electricity needed to power the store. Once the ope… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Canadian company lands deal to build 3 anaerobic digesters in the U.S.


  • Edmonton Journal (Alberta), The

Himark Biogas, a Canada-based company, has struck a deal with NEO Energy to build three anaerobic digesters in the U.S. to turn food waste into electricity and fertilizer. The digesters will be constr… Read More