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December 21, 2011

Undying flame: Replacing fuelwood with bamboo may help to combat Africa’s deforestation crisis

Bamboo charcoal is a viable, clean and sustainable alternative to fuelwood and may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation in Africa while still meeting domestic energy needs, say experts.

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05 December 2011

Solving Africa's Firewood Deforestation Problem - Bamboo?

A surging population in Africa seeking to provide energy for cooking needs has led to massive environmental damage, including soil degradation.
Worldwide deforestation accounts for 25-30 percent of annual CO2 global emissions, the result of the burning of brushland for subsistence agriculture and wood fires used for cooking.

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Nov 30 2011

U.S: A Look at Renewable Energy

Climate change poses a long-term threat to the world, because an unchecked acceleration of current warming trends could have catastrophic consequences for billions of people.

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Nov 30, 2011

ECN/EEA report on National Renewable Energy Action Plans

As defined in Article 4 of the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) each European Member State has provided a National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) to the European Commission, detailing projections for renewable energy development up to the year 2020. By that year, the cumulative consumption of renewable energy in all European Member States should result in an overall share of renewable energy of 20% across the European Union (EU).

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Nov 30, 2011

Biofuels - from CDM to NAMAs

Author: Romero, Jane|2011/11|Publisher: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(Hayama, Japan)

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November 17, 2011

Celebrating Sustainable Forest Management

ArborGen recently celebrated the planting of its 10 billionth tree seedling. To celebrate, the company planted a ceremonial tree at its new headquarters, which is being constructed in Summerville, S.C.

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Nov 16, 2011

Unfolding the Future – 2050 Roadmap to a Low-carbon Bio-economy

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) unfolded the future when launching their 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bio-economy.

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November 09, 2011

RusForest intends to acquire Clean Tech East Holding’s pellet business

RusForest's Board has signed a tender letter to Clean Tech East regarding an acquisition of all shares in Clean Tech East's wholly owned subsidiaries EBH and BEN - which together form Clean Tech East's Biomass Fuels business segment, whose business is to manufacture and sell wood pellets.

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Report provides new analysis of carbon accounting, biomass use, and climate benefits

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A recent report provides new ideas regarding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide.

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7 November 2011

CPF Highlights Role of Forests for Bioenergy

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has released a statement on the role of forests in coping with future demands for bioenergy, improving environmental quality and increasing economic opportunities.


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by Dr. Radut