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Massachusetts Announces Biomass Energy Regulations

Posted: 08/17/2012 12:00PM

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today adopted the final Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class I regulations, implementing changes to biomass energy eligibility.

Poplar and White Oak are in Tight Supply

Posted: 08/17/2012 10:00AM

While logging conditions have improved and most mills have adequate log supplies, lumber demand may outpace production increases this fall.

Green Building Council Unfairly Favors FSC: Georgia

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 08/16/2012 8:56PM

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system unfairly awards its wood certification credit only to Forest Stewardship Council certified standard, says an executive order by Georgia's governor. SFI says it agrees.

Lamboo Inc. Recognized Within ASTM International Standards

Posted: 08/16/2012 2:48PM

Lamboo, Inc. has announced the official release of a LVB (Laminated Veneer Bamboo) specification as a fiber material that can be used in the manufacture of products covered within ASTM international standards. ASTM International, formaly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delievery of international voluntary consensus standards.

Georgia Dumps LEED Wood Standard for State Buildings

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/15/2012 9:44PM

Effectively abandoning formal LEED green building standards in state-funded projects, Georgia officially endorsed sustainable wood certifications more favorable to its wood industry than FSC used by LEED.

Reviving Timber Sales Boost Sawmill Hiring

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/14/2012 6:50AM

Logging firm Sierra Resource Management and Sierra Pacific Industries have been hiring to meet rising demand for redwood, fir and other softwoods. Shipments up 12 percent over two years, reports RISI.

Wood Chip Prices Decline Despite Fires, Floods

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/12/2012 5:22PM

Wood chip prices in British Columbia have fallen 16 percent over the past six months, the second biggest quarterly price decline in North America.

Resolute Celebrates Planting of One Billion Trees in Ontario

Posted: 08/10/2012 9:17PM

Resolute Forest Products Inc. celebrated the planting of one billion trees at its forestry operations in northern Ontario.

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