25 Feb 2011

PointCarbon (24 Feb 2011) – Denmark on Thursday outlined a raft of initiatives to boost wind, biomass and biogas energy in an effort to rid the country of fossil-fuel emissions by 2050. The energy strategy, unveiled by the climate and energy ministry, puts the Nordic country on a path to cut the energy industry’s use of […]

16 Feb 2011

Greg Barker, UK Minister of State for Climate Change, Opening speech to European Future Energy Forum, October 20, 2010 – There are four objectives we need to reach to deliver and protect this investment. Firstly there is security of supply. We must ensure capacity, diversity and we must become more resilient to external shocks. Secondly, decarbonisation. The cheapest […]

15 Feb 2011

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2011) – Sustainable solutions to the challenges of food and energy security, economic development, biodiversity conservation and climate change are the goals of a coalition of resource organizations that was formally announced today. The Solutions from the Land (SFL) initiative will examine how land, water and other natural resources can be […]

14 Feb 2011

A news brief from Wood Resources International LLC – Global trade of wood chips was up in 2010 after a sharp decline in 2009 with China becoming a major importer, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Global trade of wood chips was up 25 percent in 2010 because of increased production of pulp and paper products worldwide. […]

08 Feb 2011

Woody biomass prices in the US increased in the 3Q/10 after having trended downward since early 2009, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review Prices of wood fiber used for energy declined during most of the recession, partly as a result of the low cost of fossil fuels, which can serve as an alternative source […]

03 Feb 2011

Argus Biomass Markets (February 2, 2011) — The EU must double its annual spending on renewable energy if it is to meet its renewables target for 2020, the European Commission has warned. Capital expenditure on renewable energy will need to accelerate rapidly to €70bn/yr ($96bn/yr), double 2009 levels, for the EU to meet its binding […]

03 Feb 2011

Argus Biomass Markets (February 2, 2011) — The EU must double its annual spending on renewable energy if it is to meet its renewables target for 2020, the European Commission has warned. Capital expenditure on renewable energy will need to accelerate rapidly to €70bn/yr ($96bn/yr), double 2009 levels, for the EU to meet its binding […]