Forestry News

Giant forest for the Ochils

27 Mar 2015

Forestry management firm FIM will be planting a total of 1.3m trees this spring on a redundant 1000 hectare sheep farm which it acquired for a private investor two years ago. More than 50, mainly local, contractors will be employed over the next six months creating the forest.

Forestry News

Forestry: See the money for the trees

25 Mar 2015

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but this could be missing the point. As some institutional investors have found, the trees themselves are valuable. And they tend to become more valuable over time as they increase in height and volume, making their lumber suitable for a wider array of purposes.

Forestry News

FIM private client funds the creation of one of the largest forests in recent years.

12 Mar 2015

1.3 million trees are being planted this spring on a redundant 1,000 hectare sheep farm near Stirling.

Forestry News

UK’s Largest Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant Opened on Tullis Russell Site

6 Mar 2015

Constructed and operated by one of Europe’s leading renewables’ operators, RWE, the state-of-the-art plant replaces the former 1950’s coal and gas fired CHP power station on the site of premium paper and board manufacturer Tullis Russell. It represents a reduction in fossil fuel related carbon dioxide emissions by around 250,000 tonnes per annum, delivering a major contribution to the UK’s renewable energy generation targets.

Forestry News

Forestry needs more carrot and less stick

2 Mar 2015

In life, everyone wants to be treated fairly, to be judged objectively on the evidence. The forestry and wood sector is no different. The sector has changed almost beyond recognition from the 1970s and 80s, but that change has gone largely unnoticed.

Renewables News

World-leading auctions to provide major green electricity boost

26 Feb 2015

World-leading competitive auctions have led to contracts being offered to 27 renewable electricity projects, which together could power 1.4m homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales.

Renewables News

CFD Auction Allocation Round One

26 Feb 2015

A breakdown of the outcome by technology, year and clearing price

Forestry News

European pellet demand could increase U.S. forest area

11 Feb 2015

A recently released study led by U.S. Forest Service scientists and published by the Forest Service’s Southern Research Station finds that policies in the European Union and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting energy are driving demand for wood pellets used to generate bioenergy.

Forestry News

Renewables News

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

30 Jan 2015

Common sense would surely tell you that if you slash the cost of one source of energy, then alternatives look less appealing.

Renewables News

SunEdison, TerraForm Power secure financing for UK solar projects

23 Jan 2015

Partners work with Santander and Bayerische Landesbank to build 85.2 MW of solar.

Forestry News

A warning to Scotland: ‘Tax competition’ matters

21 Jan 2015

Today, the Scottish government revised its new Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) rules.

Forestry News

One of the Best 'Hard Assets' to Own in 2015

7 Jan 2015

The U.S. Dollar Index has gained nearly 15% in the last six months... an astounding move for a major currency. While this is great news for the purchasing power of U.S. consumers, it has crushed the value of almost all "hard assets" such as oil and precious metals – which are priced in U.S. dollars.

Renewables News

December hailed as record output month for wind power in Scotland

3 Jan 2015

December was a record month for wind power in Scotland, according to environmentalists who have hailed 2014 as a "massive year" for renewable energy.

Renewables News

ScottishPower eyes big expansion of onshore wind energy

26 Dec 2014

ScottishPower, the UK’s largest generator of wind power, has said it sees plenty of room for expansion in Scotland despite the opposition the turbines attract.

Forestry News

Close of successful final fund raising for FIM Sustainable Timber & Energy LP

17 Dec 2014

FIM Services, the specialist forestry and renewable energy investment manager, today announces the close of the successful final fund raising for FIM Sustainable Timber & Energy LP (STELP), securing new subscriptions of £33million

Forestry News

Holmen invests in increased paperboard and pulp production at Workington and Iggesund mills

10 Dec 2014

The production capacity for paperboard at Holmen's UK mill in Workington will rise by 10%, or 20,000 tonnes through a rebuild of the paperboard machine’s press section. The rebuild, which is expected to be completed during the first half of 2016, will also bring improved product quality, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. - See more at: