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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coillte poised to invest up to €1bn over next 15 years

5 Feb 2019

tate forestry company confirms chief executive to leave for job in private sector

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Arla to bring 40 million wood-based packages into supermarkets

5 Feb 2019

Arla wants to provide consumers with new opportunities to choose more responsible products. This year, Arla has been the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable top paperboard cartons for milk, yoghurt and cooking products.The tall oil-based raw material is a Finnish innovation by UPM.

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Packaging material a key issue for the climate

5 Feb 2019

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent. For people who influence the choice of packaging material, this single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager or designer’s entire professional career. That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Iggesund Paperboard.

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MoneyWeek - Britain’s flawed energy

3 Feb 2019

Investors in Britain’s energy infrastructure are cutting their losses and pulling out of projects. The government’s strategy needs a rethink, says Simon Wilson.

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A look at the largest U.S. mass timber building

3 Feb 2019

The 7-storey T3 Atlanta project, at 205,000 sq ft timber area, will take over the previous T3 office building as the largest mass timber building in the US once built.

Gresham House powered up for highly profitable growth

21 Nov 2018

Gresham House powered up for highly profitable growth

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Gresham House supporting re-introduction of the Scottish Wildcat

30 Oct 2018

Gresham House supporting re-introduction of the Scottish Wildcat

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Wind repowering project in scotland

20 Sep 2018

wind repowering project in scotland

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Plant more trees to help the UK become carbon neutral

18 Sep 2018

Plant more trees to help the UK become carbon neutral