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The use of wood pellets as fuel for domestic stoves and boilers and for co-firing in thermal power plants has been an amazing success story over the past 10 years. Recently, the exorbitant speed of growth caused supply problems and a slowdown of markets, but the next boom is waiting, says...

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Conservation International (CI) and the Medco foundation joined in a partnership to develop spatial planning scenarios for wood pellet plantations in southern Papua.

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August 24, 2009: According to a draft resolution, African countries want rich nations to pay 67 billion US dollars a year to mitigate the effects of global warming on the world’s poorest continent.

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AUSTRALIA'S chief climate change negotiator says a dramatic shift from the design of the Kyoto Protocol could be the best way to reach an international climate change agreement. Louise Hand told the Herald yesterday that the ''world is very different'' from when the Kyoto Protocol was reached...

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Coalition for Rainforest Nations downplays concerns surrounding plans to include forestry in the carbon market

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MGT Power Ltd has announced plans to develop a second major biomass power generation project at the Port of Tyne in the North Tyneside.   The proposed 295MW Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (Tyne REP) will be located on industrial land in the Port of Tyne, North Shields and is 10 kms east of...

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SEATTLE, August 14, 2009 - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has outlined his vision for the future of America’s forests. In his first major speech regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Vilsack set forth a new direction for conservation, management, and restoration of...

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The weak definition of what constitutes forest under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) puts the effectiveness of a proposed mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) at risk, argue researchers writing in the journal Conservation...

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In Brazil, Paying Farmers to Let the Trees Stand QUERENCIA, Brazil — José Marcolini, a farmer here, has a permit from the Brazilian government to raze 12,500 acres of rain forest this year to create highly profitable new soy fields.

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Kehrt der Amazonas-Regenwald zurück? Neue Studien deuten darauf hin, dass nachwachsende Vegetationen den Dschungel zumindest teilweise ersetzen können. Kritiker befürchten jedoch, der Raubbau werde verharmlost - denn auch die Sekundärwälder werden oft wieder abgefackelt.

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Guyana's deforestation projections under its proposal for seeking carbon payments for conserving its forests are raising questions, according to commentary published in Stabroek News.

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The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) in the 2Q/09, increased for the first time since late 2007, reaching $68.87/m3. The Index, which is based on conifer sawlog prices in 19 key regions worldwide from 1995 to present, was still close to its lowest level in five years. Prices were slightly higher...

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Wood processing company Winstone Pulp International says the rising New Zealand dollar is a major concern.

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In Brazil’s Amazon basin, farmers have long sought out a special form of fertiliser – a locally sourced compost-like substance prized for its amazing qualities of reviving poor or exhausted soils. They buy it in sacks or dig it out of the earth from patches that are sometimes as much as 6ft deep...

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Sometimes you have to hand it to capitalism. It’s sheer magic, the way the system takes promising concepts, steeps them in the transformative power of the market – and turns them into howling social and environmental disasters.

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12 August 2009: The interests of the European timber trade will be represented by the newly established umbrella organisation European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in the future.

RUNA | 12 years 10 months ago

Two large investment projects – included in the list of federal priority projects – were frozen in the Komi Republic with total investment volume amounting to some 70 bln RUR (EUR 1.7 bln). They being:

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A couple weeks ago, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) released its 2008–2009 Forest Products Annual Market Review (http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=208). As might be expected during a global economic downturn, the report notes that total consumption of forest products...

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Start-up of pellet production at Sawmill 25 (Arkhangelsk region) has become the final stage of the sawmill’s modernization programme aimed at the whole technological process upgrading that has been realized since 2004. The plant on pellet production was constructed in spring 2008, which allowed...

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The extreme weakness in the U.S. housing industry has created a huge over-supply of OSB capacity with no other options or markets to pursue. This has led to below cost prices for much of 2009. Russell Taylor, President of WOOD Markets says that OSB prices and earnings will be the weakest of all...

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