Renewable Energy & Sustainability

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Germany's anti-nuke policy boosts coal-fired power plants

9/22/2014

  • Bloomberg

Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power has led to a surge in coal-based generation, which now accounts for 45% of the country's energy portfolio, the highest level since 2007. That will make it… Read More

Wind Energy SmartBrief

The latest wind energy news and information

Wind Energy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Wind Energy Association

Feds to provide $68M for 540 renewable projects in rural areas

9/22/2014

  • CleanTechnica

The U.S. government will provide funding worth about $68 million for 540 renewable energy projects in rural communities, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The funding is part of the Rura… Read More

RFA SmartBrief

News on ethanol and other biofuels

RFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Renewable Fuels Association

Ethanol production contributes to success of Mich. farm sector

9/22/2014

  • Lansing State Journal (Mich.), The (tiered subscription model)

The Renewable Fuel Standard is "a common-sense policy" that plays a part in the success of Michigan's agricultural industry, according to Tony Igl, a board member of the Michigan Corn Growers Associat… Read More

A&WMA SmartBrief

Air and waste news for environmental professionals

A&WMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Air & Waste Management Association

Does your company have a "shadow organization"?

9/17/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Nearly every company has an unofficial hierarchy that influences how decisions are made, Bobbie LaPorte writes, referring to the hierarchies as "shadow organizations." Learning to navigate this hierar… Read More

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

News in the industrial biotech industry

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Lufthansa completes first commercial flight run on new biofuel mix

9/17/2014

  • Air Transport World

German airline Lufthansa has made its first regular flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel Airport powered by a 10% mix of the new Farnesan biofuel. Lufthansa has partnered with JatroSolutions, a start… Read More