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The future is wood

24 May 2019

A recent New Scientist article, "Our wooden future: making cars, skyscrapers and even lasers from wood", talks about wood being processed into a super-material with extraordinary properties. There is a growing wood revolution, with Liangbing Hu, a materials scientist at the University of Maryland, stating that wood could even be used in cars.

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Prefab housing on the rise in Britian

23 May 2019

One in five homes made by Britain's biggest builder are to be partly assembled in factories.

Renewables News

"Two-thirds of onshore wind facing retirement by 2040" - Utility Week

23 May 2019

Renewable UK reported that by 2040, 8GW of the current 13GW onshore wind capacity will face retirement.This could decrease this power supply by 20TWh, from the current 30TWh supplied to 10TWh over the next 20 years, should new sites not be built.

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reNEWS - New Funds Power Wood Tower Concept

20 May 2019

Swedish start-up Modvion has secured €500,000 in early stage financing to develop a modular wooden tower for supporting multi-MW turbines.

Renewables

Renewable UK association has urged the government to work with local authorities to support the repowering of old windfarms and prevent “a backsliding of progress against our carbon budgets"

3 May 2019

Power supply from onshore windfarms in the UK each year could decrease from 30TWh to 10TWh in 20 years if no new onshore sites are built - a huge loss when when decarbonising the power sector is a priority.

Forestry News

Goldman bets on prefab homes and where investment banks go, others tend to follow…

24 Apr 2019

Investment bank Goldman Sachs is putting its money into prefabricated houses: dwellings that are put together in a warehouse and then delivered to their destinations fully formed. Goldman has decided the prefab industry is worth a $75m investment.

Forestry News

OUR PLANET – HOW TO SAVE OUR FORESTS – DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

24 Apr 2019

An insightful video by David Attenborough on how to restore our forests.

Renewables News

"Solar car parks across Scotland to charge electric vehicles"

29 Mar 2019

Special solar-powered car parks where electric vehicles can be charged are to be set up in Scotland as part of a multi-million-pound UK trial.

Forestry News

Pivotal year for Scottish forestry

26 Mar 2019

CONDITIONS for growth and success in Scotland's forestry and timber sector have 'never been better', according to Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing.

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Ohio City could score tallest timber frame building in U.S. in 2021

12 Mar 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The record may not last long, but Cleveland will have special bragging rights as long as it does. Come 2021, it appears the city will be home to the tallest timber-frame building in the U.S. - the 10-story office tower planned for the $175 million Market Square project in Ohio City.

Renewables News

"ScottishPower to invest £2 billion in green energy" - Hannah Burley, Scotsman

27 Feb 2019

ScottishPower has announced it is to invest a record £2 billion in clean energy investment across the UK, supporting up to 300 new jobs.

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"Wind energy generation hit new record in February in UK" - Market Business News

27 Feb 2019

Wind energy generation in the UK hit a new record in February 2019. According to the National Grid, wind energy generation reached 15.32 gigawatts (GW) between 12.15 and 1.45pm on February 11th. During those ninety minutes, wind energy represented 36% of the UK’s electricity demand.

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"Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory" - ttJonline

27 Feb 2019

Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.

Forestry News

Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry.

26 Feb 2019

Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry. You can’t expect to find a magic money tree, but if you are a wealthier investor, then adding a forest to your portfolio could boost your returns – and it’s environmentally friendly too. David Prosser explores the options.

Renewables News

UK wind power hits record high

13 Feb 2019

UK wind energy generation hit a new high of over 15GW on Friday 8 February, according to RenewableUK citing National Grid data. Some 15.32GW was generated by wind power between 12.15pm and 1.45pm, providing 36% of Britain’s electricity demand. The previous record was 15.04GW set on 18 December 2018, R-UK said. RenewableUK executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: “At one of the coldest times of the year, when we need it most, wind is generating over a third of Britain’s power needs, setting a new clean energy record.

Forestry News

Gresham House appoints new Managing Director of Forestry

13 Feb 2019

Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager, has appointed Olly Hughes as Managing Director, Forestry. Hughes has over 20 years of experience working in the finance sector with a focus on real assets strategies. He joins Gresham House from Oxford Capital Partners where he was Head of Infrastructure. During the five years under his leadership, the infrastructure and real assets under management grew from just short of GBP20 million to over GBP300 million. Prior to Oxford Capital, Hughes was Managing Director and founder at Vigor Renewables. He was also formerly Chief Executive Officer of an investment banking joint venture between Devonshire Capital and Kiatnakin Finance and Securities for 5 years. He started his career with Baring Brothers then ING Barings where he spent over a decade in Asia focusing on designing and developing asset backed transaction structures across various regulatory jurisdictions.