Prepare for a global 'timber supply crunch', WWF warns UK retailers
"Urgent action" is needed from British businesses to invest in more sustainable timber sourcing practices, as highly-sourced areas suffer from a dangerous shortage of resources, a new report commissioned by the WWF has warned.
World's largest wood pellet producer embarks on sustainable forestry project
US firm Enviva - the world's largest producer of wood pellets - has announced the establishment of a new $5m, 10-year forest conservation project in North Carolina and Virginia.
North East set for green energy surge with two more CHP plants
Almost £300m is being invested in two new combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Northumberland and Durham.
L'Oreal: Sustainability commitment was worth it
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has reported significant gains on emissions, water use and waste, 18 months after launching a broad sustainable development plan.
Government goes global with GIB
The Government has given the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) £200m to expand its investment portfolio into India and Africa.
New energy-from-waste plant 'signals industry shift'
A £51.6m renewable energy power plant which will provide the equivalent of 17,000 homes with electricity generated from waste wood has been given the go-ahead to be built in Northamptonshire.
GIB invests in North West's largest waste wood plant
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will provide £16.9m of mezzanine loans and a £13.2m equity investment for one of the UK's largest waste wood processing plants.
Co-op hints at biomass rollout following pilot
The Co-operative has become the latest major retailer to make the switch to biomass with the adoption of the renewable heat system at one of its supermarkets in the Scottish Highlands.
Waste wood to power 3.4MW biomass power station
A new Bedfordshire Biomass power station will divert 40,000 tonnes of waste wood from landfill per annum and deliver more than 27,000MWh of electricity.
Wood recycling firm's 'regret' after £200k H&S fine
A wood recycling company has been fined 200,000 pounds after pleading guilty to serious safety failings leading to the death of an employee.
UK GIB to invest £11m in Welsh biomass plant
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced that it will invest £11m to purchase and upgrade an operational biomass plant in Port Talbot, Wales.
WRAP to examine economics of collecting 'neglected' waste wood
WRAP has commissioned a series of pilot studies in England to examine cost-effective ways to collect waste wood.
DECC launches consultation on 'deeply flawed' biomass cap
DECC has today launched a four-week consultation with proposals on how to controversially limit new biomass projects under the Renewables Obligation mechanism.
Dirty biomass could lead to 'carbon fraud' claim green campaigners
Burning wood in power stations is worse for the climate than burning coal, a recent report from green lobbyists warns.
Europe records rise in waste flow activity across borders
Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders for recovery or disposal according to the latest assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Waitrose off-grid drive branches out with waste wood
Waitrose has announced plans to open a third energy centre next year powered by waste wood in a pioneering closed loop model.
Quality drive set to benefit wood reprocessors
Wood recyclers have received a boost with the launch of a new standard that guarantees the quality of recovered wood products.
VIDEO: Npower says Tilbury biomass blaze 'under control'
Npower has confirmed that a blaze which broke out at its Tilbury power station in Essex is under control and that the plants three generators unit are being emptied of remaining biomass.
Eco Sustainable Solutions secures waste wood contract
Veolia Environmental Services has awarded organics recycling firm Eco Sustainable Solutions (ESS) with a three-year contract to handle waste wood.
One man's rubbish is another man's treasure. Or so the saying goes. But what if the two men (or women) in question work in different sectors? Well, traditionally, the transformation between trash and treasure would never take place. But that's where the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (or Nisp, to give it its snappier title) comes in.
Unwrapping the packaging regs
The Packaging Waste Regulations have been in place since 1997 but many companies remain confused about their obligations. Environment Business explains
Recycling your old office equipment does more than just save on landfill tax. Flemmich Webb looks at the benefits of being green
Bioenergy industry calls for targets on renewable heat generation
The British bioenergy industry has hit out at the Government's draft climate change policy, saying it does not properly support the use of renewable energy for heating and combined heat and power (CHP) generation.