HELSINKI, June 20, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.Read more
CANTON, NC, June 18, 2018 (Local News) -Canton’s skyline is dominated by the paper mill’s towering stacks, but the most iconic stack is about to come down.
As a result of a shift to more environmentally friendly production methods, which included shifting two of the five boilers to natural gas, the stack simply isn’t needed.
Steve Hutchins has worked for Evergreen Packaging in Haywood County almost a decade and has been the company’s general manager since August 2016.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Parliament and the Council agreed today on energy-from-waste related provisions that will bring the Renewable Energy Directive more into line with a Circular Economy.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -“The European paper industry stands firmly committed to sustainably sourcing and efficiently using bioenergy in Europe and is encouraged that negotiators have equally recognised this in the informal REDII agreement" says Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of CEPI. "What is lacking however is that there are no robust safeguards against subsidies that encourage the burning of wood and thereby distort the raw material markets that feed Europe’s bioeconomy.Read more
STRASBOURG, France , June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Today's deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (adopted by the European Commission on 30 November 2016) have been already agreed by the co-legislators. On 14 May, the first element of the package, the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, was adopted.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes Horizon Europe, the ambitious new €100 billion research & innovation (R&I) programme recently launched by the EU.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, June 8, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has issued a decision letter approving the continuance of the special power rate paid by Port Hawkesbury Paper.
When the mill reopened in 2012 after a year-long sales process, new owners Pacific West Commercial Corp. received a special load retention tariff for the electricity that it uses.
Under the tariff, the mill is to pay for the cost of generating electricity for it to operate and also make a contribution to Nova Scotia Power’s fixed costs.Read more
KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 4, 2018 (CNW) -On May 30, Cascades' leadership in the area of energy efficiency was honoured at ENERGY SUMMIT 2018. The Company, a leader in the recovery and manufacture of green packaging and tissue products, received a Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award in the category of Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy. With this award, Natural Resources Canada recognized Cascades' good practices and commitment to continuously improving its energy efficiency through a variety of initiatives stemming from its integrated strategy.Read more