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UNECE/FAO Timber | 9 years 3 months ago

According to a new publication, if Europe is to achieve its renewable energy objective of 20% by 2020, it must step up the supply of wood from its sustainably managed forests.  In Europe, only 60% of the annual natural growth of the forests is currently being harvested. For a sustainable energy...

9 years 3 months ago

The Biomass Power Association is requesting an apology and a clarification statement from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for misinformation communicated in a study released June 10.

Las Vegas Sun | 9 years 3 months ago

By 2025, a quarter of Nevada’s energy must come from renewable sources NV Energy’s experimental use of wood chips in one of its coal plants was a bit of a flop, but the utility and state officials are hoping it will wind up being the first step toward using waste wood that is stacking up in...

The Redd Desk | 9 years 3 months ago

A dimension that can greatly influence how international forest carbon policies work is the source of financing to pay for emission reductions. Compensation will likely come either from using part of the global carbon market a flexible compliance mechanism for those countries that face a mandatory...

NewsWire Canada | 9 years 3 months ago

OTTAWA and VERNON, BC, June 7 /CNW/ - ENSYN TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. announced today that they have formed a partnership to build the world's largest commercial fast pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta. The partnership, High North BioResources Limited Partnership, has been...

BIZ Journals | 9 years 4 months ago

Concerns Expressed About Treatment of Bioenergy Sources in U.S. House and Senate Climate/Energy Bills; Improper Accounting Could Lead to Large-Scale Destruction of Forests, Undercutting of Other Climate Change Gains.

RUNA | 9 years 4 months ago

LLC Sandzhikles  (Tomsk region) - harvesting and woodworking mill – put an advanced sawmilling plant in 2010, which allows selling high quality sawn timber.

SCIDEV NET | 9 years 4 months ago

Preserving biodiversity may be the goal of conservationists and environmental activists, but preserving biomass is a more important priority for the poor, says a literature review. The finding, which researchers said was unexpected, was the result of one of three reviews presented to a symposium...

ForestTalk | 9 years 4 months ago

Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia (FPANS) has concerns with Nova Scotia's new Renewable Electricity Plan released on Friday (April 23rd) by the provincial government (.pdf).

Forest Talk | 9 years 5 months ago

Boralex Power Income Fund is pleased that its Senneterre, Québec power station project will benefit from significant investments by the federal and provincial governments. The $6 million project was developed in collaboration with a manufacturer in the Abitibi area and will maximize the...

ForestTalk | 9 years 5 months ago

Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) and NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp. (NewPage) today announced agreements to develop a new 60 MW biomass co-generation facility.

Renewable Energy World | 9 years 6 months ago

These days residents of Finnish cities, towns and villages, nestled among thick forests and thousands of cold lakes, are kept warm by wood. Clean, green energy from wood pellets, chips or bio-oil fuels a central boiler and pipes the heat into the local hospital, schools, and homes. For many of...

Engineering News | 9 years 6 months ago

South African paper group Sappi, which is to supply state utility Eskom with 45 MW power from its plants, said on Friday companies should prepare for another power crunch by cutting their reliance on Eskom and on fossil fuel wherever possible. In late 2008, a series of blackouts crippled gold...

Euractive | 9 years 6 months ago

The European Commission yesterday (25 February) ruled out binding EU-wide sustainability criteria for biomass, offering member states recommendations for national action instead. The European Commission said the wide variety of biomass feedstocks make it impossible to devise a harmonised scheme...

EFI | 9 years 7 months ago

Europe’s research driven clusters in sustainable forest management and wood based industries will get new co-operation opportunities within the ROKFOR project starting today, 23 February. This cooperative action project ‘Sustainable Forest Management Providing Renewable Energy, Sustainable...

Paperindex | 9 years 7 months ago

Seattle, USA--February 23, 2010--Over the past few years, there has been a rapid, worldwide expansion in the consumption of renewable energy by the pulp and paper industry. Numerous pulp and paper plants have made the strategic decision to invest in the equipment needed to make the switch from...

International Forest Industries | 9 years 7 months ago

Seattle, WA, February 11, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) — The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), a new federal program in the US that is intended to increase the usage of renewable energy by covering some of the costs related to the collection of woody biomass and agricultural residues, has...

The Ecologist | 9 years 7 months ago

UK fund managers are selling investments in jatropha plantations as a wallet-swelling, planet-saving financial bonanza. But the reality for poor farmers is very different A number of UK-based investment companies are marketing a controversial biofuel crop as an 'ethical investment' despite it...

The Ecologist | 9 years 7 months ago

Everyone wants an alternative to fossil fuels, but in our rush to develop biofuel alternatives, we risk creating even worse problems for ourselves Climate change presents a fundamental challenge to our way of life. Western economies are hooked on oil and almost every sector is implicated in...

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