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View the acts on facts video about wind energy

7 Nov 2013

View the acts on facts video about wind energy

Forestry News

FIM fund property has planting scheme approved

6 Nov 2013

Work by UPM Tilhill ecology experts to monitor the behaviour of a pair of Golden eagles will lead to a better understanding of the interaction between new woodland creation and the potential loss of open ground to golden eagles in Scotland.

Renewables News

FIM advises John Laing on the refinancing of Carscreugh wind farm in Scotland

25 Oct 2013

John Laing has completed the refinancing of the 15.3MW Carscreugh onshore wind farm located in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Forestry News

Global sawlog prices trending upwards

22 Oct 2013

Sawlog price trends around the world were mixed in the 2Q/13, with prices increasing in log exporting regions of North America and Oceania, but declining in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The GSPI Price Index rose 5.1% from the 1Q/13 to the highest level since 2011.

Forestry News

Forestry sector in softwood planting warning

22 Oct 2013

SCOTLAND’S £1 billion forestry industry will come under threat from a lack of softwood if the Scottish Government does not raise support for planting, the sector’s trade body has warned.

Renewables News

Increasing risk of power blackouts in the UK

18 Oct 2013

There has been a lot of speculation recently about the increasing risk of power blackouts in the UK. When respected figures such as Alistair Buchanan, formerly the chief executive of Ofgem is worried about potential power cuts due to the closure of ageing power plants, dwindling gas stocks and a failure to build enough new generating capacity, then the situation is getting serious.

Forestry News

Campaign urges UK consumers to buy homegrown wood products

15 Oct 2013

A new campaign is aiming to encourage consumers to buy wood products – from furniture to fuel – that were grown and processed in the UK. Grown in Britain, launched on Tuesday, will label products from British woodlands and encourage the growth of indigenous industries such as sawmills, forestry and wood treatment.

Forestry News

UK Forest Fund now one of the largest forest owners in the UK.

15 Oct 2013

Following the conclusion of the latest fund raising, FIM Forest Fund I LP is now one of the largest forest owners in the UK. The LP raised a further £19.1 million, increasing the value of the portfolio to over £60 million. It now owns 9,851 hectares of highly productive commercial forestry and is harvesting some 220,000 tonnes of timber per annum.

Forestry News

FIM Services reaches GBP 0.5 billion milestone of funds under management

14 Oct 2013

Despite the excellent returns from UK commercial forestry over the past three years, FIM believes that there is no better time to be investing in UK forestry. As evidenced by the IPD Forestry Index, and even before allowing for the significant tax advantages applicable to UK forestry, over three, five and ten year periods the asset class has delivered superior returns to equities, gilts, rural, and commercial property.

Forestry News

UK Forest Fund now one of the largest forest owners in the UK.

14 Oct 2013

Following the conclusion of the latest fund raising, FIM Forest Fund I LP is now one of the largest forest owners in the UK. The LP raised a further £19.1 million, increasing the value of the portfolio to over £60 million. It now owns 9,851 hectares of highly productive commercial forestry and is harvesting some 220,000 tonnes of timber per annum.

Forestry News

Global Forest Industry

28 Sep 2013

In the 2Q/13, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI), which is based on 19 key markets around the world, increased for the fourth consecutive quarter to reach US$86.60/m3. The Index has gone up 5.1 percent year-over-year, reaching its highest level since the 4Q/11.

Renewables News

Another big leap in clean power generated from renewables

27 Sep 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year. This is a jump of 5.8% compared with the same period in 2012, when the figure stood at 9.7%.

Forestry News

Global forest industry in the 2Q/2013

6 Sep 2013

In the 2Q/13, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI), which is based on 19 key markets around the world, increased for the fourth consecutive quarter to reach US$86.60/m3. The Index has gone up 5.1 percent year-over-year, reaching its highest level since the 4Q/11.

Forestry News

China lumber imports back to new highs

17 Aug 2013

China importation of lumber and logs roars back to new highs in the 2Q/13 with imports up 30% year-over-year.

Forestry News

Woodland values rise in line with timber demand

10 Aug 2013

Strong capital appreciation and a buoyant outlook for the long-term timber market continue to drive demand for woodland.

Renewables News

Consultation on the Renewable Obligation transition

1 Aug 2013

The Department for Energy and Climate Change issued a consultation on the transition arrangements from the Renewable Obligation (RO) to the Contract for Difference (CfD) during July; with responses required by 25 September 2013.