The landmark climate agreement struck in Paris over the weekend ushers in a broad, new international effort to wind down the fossil-fuel era.

Paris Key Points Of The Agreement

But as two weeks of tumultuous negotiations made clear, the pact’s success hinges on individual countries making a responsible choice, especially in how they produce and consume energy that could profoundly shape corporate behavior, financial markets and the global economic landscape.

Adopted by the 195 parties

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Leaders from around the world have been converging on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The two-week event is designed to allow countries the chance to come to an agreement on climate change.

Below are 7 questions and answers that are designed to help you understand what the conference is all about and what to expect during and after its completion.

  • What’s at stake in Paris?
  • It’s no exaggeration to say that what happens

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    Electricity generated from pellets in converted coal plants is almost the same cost as electricity generated from natural gas, by far the cheapest way to make new, low-carbon power.


    This is an article re-posted from biomass magazine, By William Strauss

    Use of fossil fuels is driving a rapid increase in the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere and oceans.  The combustion of coal, petroleum products and natural gas, as well as land use changes are, in

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    There are very few commodities setting new records for trade volumes these days, but both woodchips (for pulp and wood panel production) and wood pellets (for energy) are enjoying strong growth. While lower costs of ocean freight have certainly helped this trade, the real drivers have been strong demand for both products in the importing countries.

    This article is taken from a a report from RISI who are regarded as one of the most authoritative global source of forest products information and data.

    In the Asia-Pacific region, the volume of woodchips imported from

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    Dr David Bland CEO New ForestsIncreasing competition in the timberland investment market will lead investment managers to explore new business models and investment structures, according to New Forests founder and Chief Executive Officer David Brand. Source: TimberBiz. He was speaking on the release of New Forests’ Timberland Investment Outlook, 2015-2019, part of a biennial series aimed at providing fresh insights into the ongoing evolution of the timberland asset class and the future outlook for trends in forestry investment.

    New Forests has sought to bring a

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