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A Sunny Start to 2018 for FIM’s Investors

9 Jan 2018

FIM kicks off the New Year with its latest renewable energy assets acquisition.

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Renewable energy outstripped coal use in the UK for most of 2017

5 Jan 2018

The UK has been working to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and with that effort, it hit some major green milestones this year.

Forestry News

Global sawlog prices forecast to keep rising in 2018

4 Jan 2018

The Wood Resource Quarterly reports that the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose by 5.1% between Q2 2017 and Q3 2017.

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BBC News: UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

2 Jan 2018

The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.

Forestry News

China's timber consumption

22 Dec 2017

China is the biggest timber consuming country in the world. Its own timber resources are limited.

Forestry News

Need to grow more trees

21 Dec 2017

Stuart Goodall: We need to grow more trees – how about a Chief Forester to make it happen?

Forestry News

China set to increase imports of pulp

7 Dec 2017

China is set to increase its imports of pulp for a seventh consecutive year.

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Largest new forest in decades to be planted in Northumberland

1 Dec 2017

More than 600,000 trees will be planted near Wooler over the next two years, after England’s largest woodland planting scheme in decades was given the go-ahead by the Forestry Commission today.

Forestry News

Increase in softwood lumber production

17 Nov 2017

British sawmills increased production 5% in 2016 to £3.6 million m3. The increase was largely driven by sawmills in Scotland and England.

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Uses of Timber Keep Expanding Prefabricated Houses and Chemical Feedstock

9 Nov 2017

The proportion of prefabricated new detached and semi-detached houses receiving planning permission from January to July 2017 in Germany has risen to be 19.6% of the total.

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Wind turbines ‘provided double the amount of energy needed for homes in October’

7 Nov 2017

Wind turbines ‘provided double the amount of energy needed for homes in October’. Strong winds and storms during October helped turbines produce more than 1.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity.

Renewables

Renewable energy hits record popularity in the UK

7 Nov 2017

Official figures show that renewable energy has hit record popularity in the UK, while support for fracking has hit a record low.

Renewables

Britain’s £1 billion ban on cheap onshore wind energy technology

3 Nov 2017

This report from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit is very welcome but only confirms what we in the industry have been telling government repeatedly since the ban was introduced in 2015.

Forestry News

China's Rising Demand for European Timber

2 Nov 2017

FIM has always expected that a recovery in timber consumption in the US would lead to an increase in demand for timber from Canada, the US’s national trading partner for timber, which in turn would open up a new market for European producers to fill, rising Chinas ever-growing demand.

Forestry News

Further Investment Announced in UK Timber Processing Industry

2 Nov 2017

Kronospan has announced a £200 million investment at its UK production facility at Chirk, North Wales.

Forestry News

The Rise of Cross Laminated Timber

24 Oct 2017

The UK has a chronic shortage of houses. Last year only 170,000 dwellings were completed, 130,000 below what many commentators believe is required to meet current levels of demand. However, there is a new emerging technology that could result in over half a million homes a year being built and the housing deficit being eradicated.