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UK businesses that fail to adequately plan for continuity of their timber resource could be left exposed with fewer commercial options, WWF says

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.

The conservation fund aims to protect around six million acres of US forest

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.

The biomass CHP plant in Cramlington, Northumberland, will generate 213GWh of renewable electricity annually. Photo: Estover Energy

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.

The headline figure in the progress report is a 50% reduction in absolute emissions since 2005 despite the company growing by 22%.

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.

The Government announced £200m funding to help the GIB expand into India and Africa

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.

Welland Bio Power Plant will divert up to 60,000 dry tonnes of dry waste wood from landfill each year

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.

The plant will provide power to the grid and the heat off-take will be used by Stobart's wood drying facility nearby

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.

Lynsay Brown, Co-operative Food; and Alasdair Miles of HWEnergy at the wood fuel store

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.

The plant, running on waste wood, will generate more than 27,000MWh of electricity and 8,000MWh of district heating

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.

npower's Tilbury Power Station in Essex

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.

ESS operations manager Steve Harman and commercial manager Peter Hardy

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.

Chain reaction

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

Renewing hope

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.

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