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January 21st, 2011

Government of Canada Invests in Nova Scotia's Renewable Energy Projects

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA,Canada, Jan 21, 2011 —The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced three new investments worth $43 million that support renewable and clean energy projects across Nova Scotia. This is part of the Government’s action to improve economic and environmental performance, and support high-quality jobs.

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12 January, 2011

Climate Change Committee to discuss sustainable forestry and carbon off-setting

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry Sean Connick, TD, will discuss sustainable forestry and forest carbon sequestration with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security t

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January 12, 2011

AF&PA Applauds EPA’s Important First Step to Reaffirm the Carbon Neutrality of Biomass

WASHINGTON, USA, Jan 12, 2011 – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s decision to delay regulation of CO2 emissions from biomass under the Clean Air Act pending further study.

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08 January 2011

Kerosene price increase hurting poor households

Dar es Salaam.  The price of kerosene rose by six per cent effective Wednesday this week as the global economic recovery increases demand for petroleum products.

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January 5, 2011

Argus Launches North American Wood Chip Price Assessments

HOUSTON, USA, Jan 5, 2011 - International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments.

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January 6th, 2011

Roadside wood theft is a problem in the Hearst, Ontario area

Forest contractors are facing an increasing problem of roadside woodpile theft in the Hearst, Ontario area.

It seems that people are stealing wood from log piles near roadways, likely for firewood.

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January 4th, 2011

USA: Biomass Crop Assistance Program

On December 15 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released all the documents necessary to kick off the implementation of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Biomass conversion facilities can now apply for qualifying status.

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December 30th, 2010

Will Biogenic Emission Regulation Curb Biomass Growth?

According to the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), the inclusion of biomass emissions (biogenic carbon emissions) in the EPA’s Clean Air Act

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December 30, 2010

Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy to start second shift at pellet plant

Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy Inc. will be adding a second shift to its wood pellet plant near Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The company is co-owned by 125 local shareholders – most of whom are local woodlot owners. The plant has been open for a year.

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New eucalyptus-powered biomass plant planned for Brazil

The values of eucalyptus investments in Brazil are set to rise with the building of a new biomass power station, due for completion at the end of 2012.

The Dow Chemical Company will develop the power generation system at its Aratu Complex production facility, where it will operate alongside the company's other fuel production methods already undertaken there.


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