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Timber industry urges policymakers to back low-carbon economy

5 Nov 2014

The £8.5bn timber industry will have a significant role in promoting the low-carbon economy according to a report launched by the Timber Accord - an alliance of the UK's timber trade associations.

Forestry News

Forest Garden invests in additional sawmill and treatment facilities

3 Nov 2014

In response to the unprecedented fence panel demand as a result of the storms through late 2013 and into 2014, Forest Garden has invested in additional sawmill facilities to complement its existing Sennybridge, Mid-Wales site to double the company’s sawmill output in that region.

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New UK Licensing scheme will drive sales of British Timber.

31 Oct 2014

Representatives from across the hardwood supply chain have gathered to underline the importance of buying British for the UK timber industry.

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If you’re looking for big, safe long-term returns, don’t forget to look here

24 Oct 2014

If you’re looking for big, safe long-term returns, don’t forget to look here

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EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

24 Oct 2014

EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. The binding decision came after heated discussions at a summit in Brussels, as some members had argued that their varied interests should be protected.

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After the volatility, investors face the hard reality that stocks and bonds still look expensive

17 Oct 2014

Pension funds are investing in real estate and infrastructure. US foundations are also buying up wind farms, forestry and farmland, on the theory that its supply is fixed and can only grow more valuable as the population grows.

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Minister sees Willmott Dixon support UK timber industry

14 Oct 2014

The Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss MP saw first-hand how Willmott Dixon is backing the home grown timber industry on a major housing project in Kilburn, North London. - See more at: http://www.architectsdatafile.co.uk/news/minister-sees-willmott-dixon-support-uk-timber-industry/#sthash.z2BvTZFJ.5rv8kPpm.dpuf

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Forest Garden invests in new manufacturing facilities

13 Oct 2014

To meet fencing panel demand, Forest Garden has invested in additional sawmill and treatment facilities in mid-Wales, potentially doubling its output in the region.

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FIM Investment Bulletin Oct 14

9 Oct 2014

Please read our latest Investment Bulletin

Renewables News

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.