The Perennial Question 2012: Farmers’ Choices and the Biofuel Future

Download the document. The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) is a strategic response to concerns under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 about petroleum fuel supplies and environmental sustainability (EPA 2012). RFS2 regulations mandate specific amounts of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel... Analyses of the shifts in land …

Recent DOE publications on energy efficient homebuilding

Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report http://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1053737 The Greenbuilt house, is an all-electric, 1980's era home in the eastern Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks that was retrofit by Greenbuilt Construction as part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration (EERD) Program. The project was a joint effort between the design-build team at …

Walgreen adds ‘green’ line to private-label push

Read the full story at Reuters. Walgreen Co is bringing out its own line of household goods with no harmful chemicals, the latest step in its push to add more store brands and differentiate itself from competitors. Walgreen's first 24 baby and personal care products, cleaners, paper products, and compact fluorescent light bulbs under the …

Beyond awareness: The next step in employee engagement

Read the full story at GreenBiz. This is the third installment in a series on engaging employees around sustainability. The first part introduced the four stages of employee engagement and the second part discussed the first stage, raising employee awareness about sustainability. This month’s column will focus on the second stage in employee engagement, Connection, …

What does a sustainability career look like?

Read the full post at GreenBiz. Jobs are the No. 1 thing on many people's minds these days. The GreenBiz Job Board always attracts a lot of traffic, and every week we engage in conversations with students and executives about how they can snag a job in sustainability or jump to a new role in …