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UK's CfD budget increase

3 Oct 2014

UK: The government has increased the yearly budget available to renewable energy projects competing in the first contracts for difference (CfD) financing round to £300 million (EUR 384 million).

Forestry News

Upturn for timber

1 Oct 2014

A serious brick shortage in the UK has seen many house builders turn to materials such as timber but what will the long-term implications of the shift be for the timber industry and the wider construction sector?

Forestry News

Rise in demand for wood products following the global recession.

26 Sep 2014

Higher demand for wood products following the global recession has resulted in a steadily increasing trade in softwood lumber the past five years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Global shipments in the first half of 2014 were up seven percent as compared to the same period in 2013.

Forestry News

Forestry delivers unrivalled asset growth compared to the markets.

23 Sep 2014

Investment interest in Irish forestry, from private funds and farmers alike, is rising ahead of the Government's renewal of the forestry development programme.

Renewables News

Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'

23 Sep 2014

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50bn (£31bn) in fossil fuel assets.

Forestry News

UK timberland fund aimed at global pension funds

15 Sep 2014

FIM Services, the UK-based forestry and renewable energy investment manager, has launched its first institutional fund, the FIM UK Timberland Fund, with an initial target of £100m (€125m) to be raised from a number of cornerstone investors, including pension funds worldwide.

Forestry News

American University sees it's timber investment increase in value

11 Sep 2014

"We're very pleased with the increase in the equity stocks and the marketable securities, as well as the continued increase in timber investments," said Maxey Roberts, the foundation's managing director.

Forestry News

Forest strategy looks to root of planting

8 Sep 2014

As many as 1,000 new jobs could be created across northern England by a new initiative to expand and invest in the forestry industry.

Forestry News

FIM’s timber fund raises further £10m

21 Aug 2014

UK-based forestry and wind farm asset manager FIM has reopened fundraising and is expected to hold a final close on roughly $108m in November.

Forestry News

Investment in renewable energy plant in Scotland

20 Aug 2014

Britain's government and the Green Investment Bank plan to invest in a new renewable energy plant in Scotland, which will help power a well-known whisky distillery and also take forestry bio-products from surrounding area.

Forestry News

BID FOR 1,000 TIMBER JOBS

13 Aug 2014

TYNEDALE has been placed right at the heart of a major new initiative to breathe new life into the forestry industry. The Egger UK factory in Hexham was chosen for the launch of a strategy to invest £28m in forestry in the North, creating more than 1,000 jobs

Forestry News

Five years on and a vital route for Scottish timber is still going strong

12 Aug 2014

The Eskdalemuir Timber Haul road has now been officially open for five years. During this time, it has relieved the community of Eskdalemuir from the sight of 60,000 lorries passing through their village and has borne the weight of around 750,000t of timber.

Renewables News

UK wind power sets new summer record

12 Aug 2014

The UK's wind energy industry set a new hourly output record for August late on Sunday, as strong winds led to a surge in renewable energy generation.

Renewables News

Global Onshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $898 Billion in 2020

8 Aug 2014

n a new global market report from Transparency Market Research, the onshore wind energy is anticipated to reach $898 billion by 2020. In 2013, the market was valued at $89.3 billion. From 2014 to 2020, the market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 29.6 percent.

Forestry News

UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons investing £4.5 million

6 Aug 2014

Leading UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons is investing £4.5 million in its JJI-Joist facility to meet rising demand from the rapidly recovering UK housebuilding sector.

Renewables News

Wind turbine energy helps increase green power generation

5 Aug 2014

UK green energy reaches 15% in 2013, hitting record high. Wind turbine energy has really taken off in Britain as over 900 onshore and offshore wind turbines were constructed throughout last year, which cost approximately £3 billion in subsidies and resulted in nearly a one third increase in renewable energy production.