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UK rejoins EY renewables attractiveness index top ten

24 May 2017

The UK has rejoined the top ten most attractive countries for investment in renewables according to Big Four consultancy EY’s latest index, marking the first increase in its placing since 2013.

Forestry News

A recent article in MoneyWeek

8 May 2017

A recent forestry article in MoneyWeek mentions FIM positively

Forestry News

European Lumber Imports to the US are expected to increase in 2017

4 May 2017

European Lumber Imports to the US are expected to increase to 2017

Forestry News

US Housing Starts In February Increase

25 Apr 2017

Despite continuing growth in starts they are still some 50% below the peak of 2.4 million recorded in 2005.

Renewables News

The End of an Era.

25 Apr 2017

The 21 April 2017 will surely go down in history as the first day since 1882, that no coal was used in a UK power station to supply electricity. National Grid confirmed that it went a whole 24 hour period without using coal as part of its energy mix. With all coal stations due to be phased out by 2025 this event is likely to become more frequent and renewables will become a greater part of the generation mix.

Forestry News

Higher Demand Driving Timber Prices Upwards

21 Apr 2017

There has been a noticeable upward trend in timber procurement prices in recent months

Renewables News

UK Achieves In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

13 Apr 2017

UK out performs the rest of the G7 in reducing greenhouse gas emissions whilst increasing GDP

Forestry News

UK Imports Of Timber Increase

10 Apr 2017

UK Imports of timber increased 5% in 2016 to 5.7 million cubic metres

Renewables News

Harburnhead Wind Farm Inauguration - Wednesday 5 April 2017

6 Apr 2017

Harburnhead Wind Farm official opening

Forestry News

Rising Global Demand For Wood Chips

31 Mar 2017

The global trade in wood chips continues to grow

Forestry News

Dong, The Danish Energy Supplier Make Fuel Announcement

29 Mar 2017

Dong, the Danish energy supplier, has announced that it will convert its coal fired generating stations to the firing of biomass fuel

Forestry News

Finnish Exports of Sawn Wood

29 Mar 2017

Egypt and China have overtaken the UK as destinations for Finnish exports of sawn wood

Renewables News

Harburnhead Infrastructure Investment Update

3 Mar 2017

Harburnhead wind farm infrastructure investment is ahead of schedule

Forestry News

Record Breaking High Rise Wooden Buildings

28 Feb 2017

Records are falling fast in the world of wooden high-rise buildings.

Forestry News

Mackinnon Report On Tree Planting In Scotland

21 Feb 2017

Annual conifer-tree planting (the main commercial crop on which the timber industry depends) fell around four-fold in the decade since its high in the mid-1980s, and has fallen further since. Despite that there has been heavy investment in the sector and it is now lauded as modern, innovative and extremely important to the country in terms of job creation, but also for the economic, social and environmental benefits that forests provide.

Forestry News

Brexit Opportunity For Scottish Forestry

21 Feb 2017

EUROPE'S Common Agricultural Policy "shut forestry out" of UK rural policy thinking for decades – but Brexit offers a "once-in-a-lifetime" chance to direct more support towards tree-planting.