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IGES Enviro Scope | 7 years 1 month ago

Author: Romero, Jane|2011/11|Publisher: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(Hayama, Japan) Language: English|Publication Type: Working Papers|Copyright: IGES

Rusforest | 7 years 2 months ago

RusForest's Board has signed a tender letter to Clean Tech East regarding an acquisition of all shares in Clean Tech East's wholly owned subsidiaries EBH and BEN - which together form Clean Tech East's Biomass Fuels business segment, whose business is to manufacture and sell wood pellets. The...

Climate-L | 7 years 2 months ago

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has released a statement on the role of forests in coping with future demands for bioenergy, improving environmental quality and increasing economic opportunities.

Biomass Magazine | 7 years 2 months ago

It's no wonder Canada is a world leader in forestry and wood products. The country has 10 provinces, three territories and endless shorelines along the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In between its coastal boundaries, Canada boasts 981 million acres of forest, making up 10 percent of the world’s wood...

CTV | 7 years 2 months ago

A Greenpeace report says government policies that encourage burning more trees to create energy threaten Canada's forests and climate. The report says that biomass energy is no longer limited to burning waste products such as sawdust and log chips. It says provincial governments have created a "...

Daily Astorian | 7 years 2 months ago

At first glance, the latest biomass study out of Oregon State University seemed like bad news with a capital B. It certainly could pose yet another obstacle for champions of woody biomass removal, the latest and perhaps best hope to address the problems of our rural forest communities. Those...

Biomass Magazine | 7 years 2 months ago

The authors of a study recently published by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry says that the production of bioenergy from U.S. West Coast forests would increase carbon dioxide emissions by at least 14 percent over the next 20 years, with the exception of forests in high-risk zones...

Government of Norway | 7 years 3 months ago

Norway launches an international energy and climate partnership in support of the UN Secretary-General’s initiative “Sustainable Energy for All”. The Partnership aims to ensure access to sustainable energy for all and avoid greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energy and energy...

ORF | 7 years 4 months ago

Einem Dokument des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Europäischen Umweltagentur (EEA) zufolge sind die Emissionseinsparungen durch Biokraftstoffe falsch berechnet worden. Demnach weisen fast alle europäischen Rechnungssysteme massive Fehler auf. „Die meisten Bioenergieträger haben erheblich größere...

New York Times / ORF | 7 years 4 months ago

The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics.

Walta Info | 7 years 4 months ago

By Lorenzo Cotula (PhD), lorenzo.cotula@iied.org, senior researcher at the International Institute of Environment and Development, UK Biomass energy makes up 77pc of world renewable energy, and trees and woody plants account for 87pc of that biomass. This includes planted or managed trees such as...

Forest Talk | 7 years 4 months ago

Remember the plan to burn wood in Port Hawkesbury to create power for Nova Scotia Power? You may have been thinking that plan was dead now that the NewPage mill is being idled, but you may be wrong. Nova Scotia Power included a clause in the original agreement specifying that if NewPage goes out of...

Forest Talk | 7 years 4 months ago

Enligna Canada closed its wood pellet mill in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia several days ago. Today comes the news that the company has formally been placed in receivership and 50 people are out of work. Tax payers are also out $2.7 million. Nova Scotia Business Inc. issued the company two loans...

REDD-Net | 7 years 4 months ago

This paper examines the linkages between the energy sector and forests at local to global levels, covering wood fuel use and the competition for land between forests and biofuel feedstock crops. The paper suggests a number of policy options that may be part of a REDD+ strategy that also contributes...

KMS Baltics | 7 years 4 months ago

Biomass is still the most viable way of reaching global carbon emissions targets despite fears that it could result in a rise in food prices, according to a comprehensive study in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Biofuel is being used throughout much of the US and Europe but is...

Biomass Magazine | 7 years 4 months ago

Metso will supply automation and environmental technology to control five biomass power plants to be built by Dalkia in France. The investments are part of France’s national green energy program, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and curb climate change. Dalkia chose Metso because of...

ABC Net News | 7 years 4 months ago

A study commissioned by Forestry Tasmania shows that 80 per cent of emissions in Tasmania's Huon Valley is from woodheaters, not regeneration burns. Forestry asked the CSIRO to study smoke pollution after autumn regeneration burns sparked widespread complaints from Huon Valley residents. Dr Mick...

Forest Talk | 7 years 4 months ago

A new school being constructed in Fredericton, New Brunswick will be the first in the province to be heated with wood pellets. The school will be equipped with a wood pellet fired hot water boiler. The hot water boiler plant will use wood pellets as the base fuel while automatic controls will...

China Daily | 7 years 4 months ago

BEIJING - Like many women in Sancha, a village in the mountainous Huairou district where temperatures can reach as low as -12 C, 53-year-old Liu Xiuying is looking forward to an easier winter this year thanks to a grant that helped improve the energy efficiency of her rural suburban home.

NewsWire CA | 7 years 5 months ago

VANCOUVER, Aug. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Recent third party testing and analysis of the University of Northern British Columbia's (UNBC) Nexterra Biomass Gasification System has concluded that the plant is one of the cleanest biomass facilities operating in North America. The biomass gasification system...

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