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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Lumber and Log Imports to China Picked up in the 2Q

5 Aug 2014

Lumber and Log Imports to China Picked up in the 2Q to Reach Close to Record Highs; Russian Lumber and New Zealand Logs Increased the Most

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Tall storeys from wood builders

16 Jul 2014

Timber construction in Finland is setting its sights ever higher, according to Finnish timber marketing body Puuinfo.

Forestry News

Seeing the wood for the trees

16 Jul 2014

Growth in global and local demand makes it imperative for Scotland to expand its forestry and timber sector

Renewables News

FIM Sells Scottish Wind Farm

19 Jun 2014

FIM is pleased to report the sale of an operational wind farm.

Forestry News

Growth in Britain

16 Jun 2014

It’s been a busy year for Grown in Britain and it's set to get busier. CEO Dougal Driver explains how the movement has transformed demand and is now acting to drive innovation in the supply chain and change the public perception of woodland management

Forestry News

UK missing target on tree-planting

12 Jun 2014

The number of trees being planted across the UK is falling far short of targets for creating new woodland, conservationists have warned.

Renewables News

Onshore wind energy may be vital for UK energy goals

2 Jun 2014

RenewableUK, the United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy trade association, has responded to comments made by the Chairmen of the Committee on Climate Change, whom suggested that onshore wind energy is currently at a point where it can meet the United Kingdom’s energy goals in 2020.

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More wind farms near Scottish seismological monitoring station possible, research shows

30 May 2014

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) could remove objections from wind farm applications near the Eskdalemuir Seismic Array, which monitors compliance on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, following completion of a study on vibrations from turbines.

Forestry News

UK Forestry returns still not lumbering

30 May 2014

The IPD UK Annual Forestry Index has shown a total return of 15.8% for the year to the end of 2013, a step down from the 18.6% seen in 2012 but continuing the trend for very strong performance by forestry investment in the UK. The three-year annualised total return of 22.2% is nearly triple the 8.5% annualised total return achieved over the past 21 years.