Biomass woodchip firm calls for clarity on diseased timber

A firm producing renewable woodchip for use in biomass heating has called on the Government to make clear how restrictions on the use of diseased timber apply to businesses. If an area of woodland becomes diseased the Forestry Commission can take measures to quarantine the area, including forcing landowners to fell any infected trees. It means […]

‘100,000 early deaths from India coal emissions’

Emissions from coal-fired power stations caused an estimated 100,000 early deaths in India last year, a new report claimed today. Millions more people suffer from asthma, heart disease and other health problems which cost India between $3-4 billion dollars suggests the ‘Coal Kills’ report, which was written by researchers from the Delhi-based group Urban Emissions […]