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Aug 8, 2012

Counting the carbon cost of the EU's woods

(Reuters) - The woody core of EU climate strategy, biomass, has won its place because the bloc deems it carbon neutral, an assumption that hides fatal flaws in its credentials, critics say.

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July 23, 2012

Wood-Fired Plants Generate Violations

BLUE LAKE, Calif.—Malodorous brown smoke from a power plant enveloped this logging town on April 29, 2010, and several hundred residents fled until it passed.

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July 19th, 2012

Atikokan Generating Station converting to biomass from coal

Conversion of the Atikokan Generating Station in Atikokan, Ontario to biomass rather than coal burning is to begin later this year.

The conversion will create 200 construction jobs and should be complete in 2014.

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Jul 20, 2012

Clariant Launches Biofuel of the Future

Muttenz, Switzerland, Jul 20, 2012 - Clariant, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, today inaugurated Germany's biggest pilot plant for the production of climate-friendly cellulose ethanol from agricultural waste.

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June 26th, 2012

British Columbia makes regulatory changes to provide access to logging slash to bioenergy producers

British Columbia‘s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today regulatory changes that provide access to logging slash and wood waste fibre needed by bioenergy producers and manufacturers of wood pellets and other bio-

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June 1st, 2012

Transformations in EU biofuels markets under the Renewable Energy Directive and the implications for land use, trade and forests

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia

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May 31, 2012

Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality

But a new study by researchers at Duke and Oregon State universities finds that leaving forests intact so they can continue to store and keep it from re-entering the atmosphere will do more to curb climate

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June 4, 2012

Public perception puts pressure on biomass

Biomass had so much promise. But now it's about to go up in smoke. Only a few years ago, energy production from biomass had one of the brightest, most promising futures in both the US and Europe.

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June 3, 2012

Large-scale forest bio-energy creates carbon debt

While some logging advocates continue to talk up forest biomass as a green energy source, there’s good reason it isn’t happening on a significant scale.

Issue date: 
4 June 2012

New Forest Management Standard Welcome, but . . .


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by Dr. Radut