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National Grid report says electric vehicles could increase power demands in UK

14 Jul 2017

An increase in electric vehicles could lead to a power demand of up to 18GW by 2050 in the UK, says National Grid.

Renewables News

RES plans new onshore wind without subsidies

13 Jul 2017

Project developer RES has said that new planned onshore wind farms in the UK will be viable without subsidies, in another demonstration of the competitiveness of UK renewables.

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Renewables Generation Increases

11 Jul 2017

Renewables share of generation in Q1 2017 was 26.6%. Clean power generated a record 24.8 terrawatt-hours (TWh) out of total generation of 93.2TWh. Renewables capacity in the UK reached 36.9GW, up 12% on the previous year.

Forestry News

HMRC Inheritance Tax take soars above £5 billion for the first time

11 Jul 2017

In the year to May 2017, inheritance tax (IHT) collected by HMRC rose by 9% on the previous year, from £4.7 billion to £5.1 billion. The number of family estates subject to IHT has quadrupled since 2010, from 10,000 to 40,000. An investment in UK commercial forestry provides 100% from IHT, after two years of ownership. Some renewable energy investments also qualify for IHT relief.

Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors

28 Jun 2017

Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.

Forestry News

21% increase in number of new homes in England

14 Jun 2017

In Q1 2017, both the number of new homes started (43,170) and completed (39,520) in England were 21% higher than in Q1 2016, according to the department for Communities and Local Government.

Forestry News

Protests over felling of natural forest in Poland provides indication of future focus on sourcing timber from plantation forest

14 Jun 2017

Bialowieza Forest in Poland is one of the last large tracts of the primeval woodlands that once carpeted northern Europe. It is currently being systematically felled, in defiance of EU edicts to stop the clearance.

Renewables News

Supermarket giant commits to 100% renewables

26 May 2017

Multinational supermarket Tesco has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025

Forestry News

Political Parties Summary

25 May 2017

All of the political parties have made manifesto commitments to significant house building programmes if they form the next government.

Renewables News

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

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