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January 26, 2012

SAB responds to EPA's biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has issued a draft report response to the EPA’s Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. The framework was first issued by the EPA in September.

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Jan 27, 2012

Industrial wood pellet prices flat in Europe

As a result of global wood pellet supply significantly exceeding demand during the last two to three years, industrial wood pellet prices in Europe have been flat to decreasing slightly on a euro basis. Prices increased from €115/tonne in July 2007 to €140/tonne at the beginning of 2009.

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January 17, 2012

Biomass Plant Goes Online

With temperatures dropping below zero, Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the college’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts, including wood chips, bark and treetops, which would otherwise have been left on the forest floor. During this period of peak usage, the College is expected to save $250,000 monthly at current market prices.

Biomass, which is an especially logical choice for Maine due to the existing forestry operations, offers a number of benefits.

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Jan 12, 2012

Management of beech forest can cut firewood emissions

How do you get more wood out of a tree and fewer emissions from the firewood? The answer lies in the type of trees you choose to plant, the layout that you plant them in and the size you let them grow to.

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January 8th, 2012

Viridis Energy buys Enligna wood pellet plant in Nova Scotia

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver has purchased Enligna Canada Inc. wood pellet plant in Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia.

The purchase is subject to court approval because Enlinga Canada is in receivership. The plant has been closed since August, 2011.

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December 21, 2011

Undying flame: Replacing fuelwood with bamboo may help to combat Africa’s deforestation crisis

Bamboo charcoal is a viable, clean and sustainable alternative to fuelwood and may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation in Africa while still meeting domestic energy needs, say experts.

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05 December 2011

Solving Africa's Firewood Deforestation Problem - Bamboo?

A surging population in Africa seeking to provide energy for cooking needs has led to massive environmental damage, including soil degradation.
Worldwide deforestation accounts for 25-30 percent of annual CO2 global emissions, the result of the burning of brushland for subsistence agriculture and wood fires used for cooking.

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Nov 30 2011

U.S: A Look at Renewable Energy

Climate change poses a long-term threat to the world, because an unchecked acceleration of current warming trends could have catastrophic consequences for billions of people.

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Nov 30, 2011

ECN/EEA report on National Renewable Energy Action Plans

As defined in Article 4 of the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) each European Member State has provided a National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) to the European Commission, detailing projections for renewable energy development up to the year 2020. By that year, the cumulative consumption of renewable energy in all European Member States should result in an overall share of renewable energy of 20% across the European Union (EU).

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Nov 30, 2011

Biofuels - from CDM to NAMAs

Author: Romero, Jane|2011/11|Publisher: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(Hayama, Japan)


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