WASHINGTON, DC , Aug. 5, 2015 (Press Release) - American Forest Paper Association (AFPA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following statements expressing concern about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final Clean Power Plan and the proposed Federal Plan released Monday.
Donna Harman, President and CEO, AFPA:Read more
BRUSSELS, May 19, 2015 (Press Release) -New investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and strategic energy infrastructure, was among the more than EUR 8 billion of financing approved by the European Investment Bank board meeting today.Read more
STOCKHOLM, June 9, 2015 (Press Release) - SCA takes a 360-degree approach to its environmental impact - we have targets in place to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, tripling the production of forest-based biofuels and increasing the availability of wind power. One example of how SCA are taking major strides in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions can be found in SCAs plant in Nokia, Finland.Read more
During 2014, Holmen's carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of paper and paperboard products produced decreased by 45 per cent compared with 2013. This substantial improvement is the result of a long-term investment and means that the company has taken a further step towards reducing the climate impact of its operations.Read more
BRUSSELS, Feb. 25, 2015 (Press Release) -The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) strongly welcomes the Energy Union Package published today by the European Commission. CEPI especially welcomes the emphasis put on delivering competitive energy prices, investing in the bioeconomy and establishing synergies between the energy efficiency, resource efficiency and circular economy policies.Read more
HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Feb. 25, 2015 (Press Release) -Voith has developed a new rotor, the IntensaRotor R, for pulpers used to process recovered paper. It has been operating successfully for months with industrial customers and has proven that its energy consumption is as much as 20 percent below the usual values. The IntensaRotor R is suitable for installation in existing Voith pulpers as well as in pulpers from other manufacturers.Read more
PORT ALBERNI, BC, Feb. 24, 2015 (Local News) -Port Alberni's biggest industrial operation has not closed the door on partnering with the city to create a large-scale energy project that would convert wood waste into building heat.
After years of discussions and reconsiderations, the use of a boiler at the Catalyst Paper mill seemed unlikely last week when the District Energy Project was presented to city council.Read more
Energy is used to heat and to cool buildings and homes, transport goods, and power the economy. But with ageing infrastructure, poorly integrated markets, and uncoordinated policies, our consumers, households and businesses do not benefit from increased choice or from lower energy prices. It is time to complete the single energy market in Europe. Delivering on this top priority set out in President Juncker's political guidelines, today the European Commission sets out its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.
VIENNA, Austria, Nov 5, 2014 (Press Release) - The waste heat generated from the pulp production of Zellstoff Pöls AG for the past 3 years has provided a sustainable, environmentally friendly and regional heat supply for more than 15,000 households in the greater Aichfeld region.On 4th November the project "Bioenergy Aichfeld" (district heating) was awarded the 2014 Austrian Climate Protection Award at the Siemens City in Vienna.Read more