30 Jul 2012

(Published July 25th 2012 – Environmental Finance) – Changes to UK support for renewable energy announced today mean that Drax, the UK’s largest coal-fired power station, could switch to using mostly biomass within five years. The 4GW plant is a major emitter in the EU Emissions Trading System and last year it bought 12 million […]

27 Jul 2012

(Published by Watson, Farley & Williams) – Good news for offshore wind, short-term certainty for onshore wind, but the future for solar remains unclear. The Government Response Yesterday morning, while much of the country was distracted by news of the Olympic torch passing through central London, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published […]

24 Jul 2012

(Published by Wood Resources International LLC) – The global sawlog price index in the 1Q/12 was down almost nine percent from early 2011, with Europe experiencing the biggest decline in prices, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Reduced global demand for lumber has resulted in a reduction in the Global Sawlog Price Index by almost nine […]

17 Jul 2012

(Published 17th July 2012 – power-technology.com) – GDF Suez is currently constructing the largest biomass power plant in the world, which will be solely fuelled 80% by wood chips and 20% by agricultural waste. The PLN 1bn ($290m) Polaniec biomass power plant is being constructed at the site of the existing 1,800MW Polaniec power station […]