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The National Infrastructure Commission's long term vision for sustainable economic infrastructure

19 Jul 2018

The National Infrastructure Commission's long term vision for sustainable economic infrastructure

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Recent heatwave helps FIM’s solar sites reach record levels

19 Jul 2018

Recent heatwave helps FIM’s solar sites reach record levels

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UK Renewable Electricity Generation Tops 30%, Scotland Increases By 11%

29 Jun 2018

New figures from the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published on Thursday showed that renewable energy accounted for 30.1% of the country’s total electricity generation in the first quarter, up 3% and boasting record wind generation that accounted for over half of total renewable energy generation.

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‘World first’ as wind farm stores power in batteries

28 Jun 2018

An onshore battery storage system has been installed at a floating wind farm off the northeast of Scotland in what is thought to be the first such system of its kind.

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Strong wind benefits UK

28 Jun 2018

Wind generated almost a fifth of the UK's electricity (19.1%) in the first quarter of 2018, figures from energy department BEIS have revealed.

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A new report shows where our energy will come from 30 years from now — and coal is the biggest loser

21 Jun 2018

Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, mostly because of falling battery costs.

Forestry News

Softwood timber imports to China treble in a decade – positive news for the UK

21 Jun 2018

Timber prices continuing to rise, positive news for UK forest owners

Forestry News

Timber frame market set for impressive growth in 2018

19 Jun 2018

Timber frame is the fastest paced sector in the UK housebuilding market and is going from strength to strength in 2018.

Forestry News

Scottish farmers help create 7,100ha of new woodland

15 Jun 2018

Farmers have helped create 7,100 hectares of new woodland planted during 2017/18, a rise of 2,300 hectares from the previous year.

Softwood lumber demand in the US to reach all-time highs by 2030

16 May 2018

Wood Resources International has forecast that the upward trajectory in US demand for lumber from the lows of the 2008-2009 financial crisis is set to continue, leading to an all-time high in about 10 years.

FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

4 May 2018

FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

Forestry News

Coillte predicts Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5bn

27 Apr 2018

The chief executive of Coillte estimates that output from Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5 billion over the next 10 years, as the current crop of trees mature and the timber is harvested.

Forestry News

Scots forest sales soar as timber prices hit record levels

26 Apr 2018

MONEY may not actually grow on trees, but they are certainly bringing in the bucks in Scotland.

Forestry News

New manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant

26 Apr 2018

First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant, following a £95 million investment.

Renewables News

UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

25 Apr 2018

Demand lower following recent warm weather, making it easier for gas, renewables and nuclear to cover UK’s needs.

Renewables News

Wind power giant Ørsted to charge up first major battery project

25 Apr 2018

One of the UK’s largest wind farm developers is preparing to charge up its first major battery storage project to help stabilise Britain’s power grid as more turbines begin to spin.