Wind power in the woods

A new partnership aims to develop sustainable wooden wind turbine blades

Wooden cities ‘could save more than 100bn tonnes of CO2 by 2100’

Houses out of timber could become “unique long-term” carbon sinks, researchers say

Burning forests to generate power is alarming, says Sir David Attenborough

Wood-burning Drax power station near Selby, North Yorkshire generates nearly 6% of the UK’s total electricity supply

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 […]

Timber! Kingfisher cuts energy intensity by 10%

B&Q owner Kingfisher has cut down on how much energy it uses after taking the plunge on a commitment to put more back into the environment that it takes out by 2050. The home improvement retailer made the “beyond zero” pledge for four areas – timber, energy, innovation and communities – last year and published […]

Papermill recycled into £60m timber plant

A paper mill in Scotland which closed last year is to be turned into a £60m green energy centre. The biomass fuel plant at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, will process timber and operate from the former International Paper mill, which shut last year. International Paper bought the mill, which produced an estimated 85% of all photocopy and […]