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Norway launches international energy and climate partnership

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14 September 2011

Biomass Energy Drives Global Land Rush

By Lorenzo Cotula (PhD), lorenzo.cotula@iied.org, senior researcher at the International Institute of Environment and Development, UK

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September 7th

So what happens now to the plan to burn wood for power in Port Hawkesbury?

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.

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31 August 2011

REDD+ and Energy: a cross-sectoral approach to REDD+ and implications for the poor

This paper examines the linkages between the energy sector and forest

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August 18th, 2011

Enligna Canada in receivership; Pellet mill closes in Nova Scotia

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.

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Biomass remains a low-carbon energy priority

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 generally manufactured from crops and so adoption of the alternative energy source could push up food prices.

Authors in the journal said policies needed to be put in place to safeguard food prices.

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August 23, 2011

Metso supplies technology for French biomass plants

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.

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August 26, 2011

Study clears forestry smoke

A study commissioned by Forestry Tasmania shows that 80 per cent of emissions in Tasmania's Huon Valley is from woodheaters, not regeneration burns.

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Villagers now warming to sustainable forestry

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.

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August 25th, 2011

New school in Fredericton to be heated with wood pellets

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.


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