Texas leaders shut renewables out in planning the power grid’s future

Read the full story in Texas Monthly.

On a state advisory committee, only one member has experience developing wind or solar power. And he’s voiced some eyebrow-raising ideas.

Rising fuel prices, Inflation Reduction Act incentives likely to spur rapid renewable energy growth: S&P

Read the full story at Utility Dive.

The U.S is now on track to source 62% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2040 thanks to recent state policy developments and the rising cost of fossil fuels, especially natural gas, according to a second-quarter briefing by S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Although coal will see some short-term gains as a result of rising gas prices, wind will come to dominate new generation additions by 2030, S&P Global Commodity Insights analysts said Thursday.

Battery storage, while growing, has not yet reached “liftoff,” according to Steve Piper, director of energy research for S&P Global Market Intelligence. However, Piper said it remains to be seen which emerging generation resources will most benefit from the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act.

A best-selling textbook is now free

Read the full story at Inside Higher Education.

A popular chemistry book’s jump from a publishing titan to an OER pioneer could be pivotal for the open access movement. For the author, it’s also a fitting tribute to his late son.

River cleanups move to the next level using grasses and oysters

Read the full story at e360.

In the Delaware River and other waterways and estuaries across the United States, scientists and conservationists are restoring aquatic vegetation and beds of mussels and oysters to fight pollution and create a strong foundation for healthy ecosystems.

How supply chain visibility improves your sustainability

Read the full story in Packaging Digest.

Improving collaboration between customers and suppliers will reduce waste, which benefits businesses and the environment.

Scientists offer blueprint for sustainable redesign of food systems

Read the full story from the University of Twente.

The global food system is Exhibit A in the crisis of growth-addicted development. In a new perspective paper published in Nature Sustainability, a team of 32 food system scholars provide the blueprint for something very different: sustainable post-growth food systems. “If we want a useful discussion around food system sustainability, we have to start looking past the current ‘economic growth paradigm’ and into post-growth food systems”, says UT co-author Dr Steven McGreevy.

How to increase productivity & improve sustainability with hygienic pigging systems

Read the full story in Dairy Foods.

A properly designed hygienic pigging system allows processors to recapture up to 99% of high value food, personal care, and other highly viscous products.

How predictive maintenance is changing the face of food manufacturing

Read the full story at Food Safety News.

Sound, world-class maintenance measures are required to ensure the highest standards of food safety. Maintenance comes in both reactive and proactive forms. The focus must be on the latter however, since reacting to a maintenance issue in a food production facility could mean contamination has already occurred. This article will provide a brief insight into how predictive maintenance is changing the face of food manufacturing.

The price of sustainability: Who pays?

Read the full story at Food Industry Executive.

The food system is moving in the right direction to become more sustainable, but one of the most significant questions to address is how the cost of new sustainability policies and practices will be funded. The issue was discussed during a recent roundtable meeting hosted by the United Soybean Board (USB) and The Center for Food Integrity (CFI). “The Price of Sustainability: Who Pays?” is part of a broader effort from USB and CFI to foster collaboration between U.S. Soy and the food industry.

Eliminating food waste through repurposed products

Read the full story from Griffith Foods.

Many commonly wasted products (and by-products) have significant second-life potential. It’s time for consumers and brands to put those products to work.