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In the News 2020

–This page  provides a list of links to news items related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia beginning Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020  as I am able to catch them. For Current (2021) News, see In the … Continue reading

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Is High Production Forestry compatible with the Nova Scotia Premier’s commitment to carbon neutrality? 11Mar2021

Simply put, one cannot make the assumption that “implementing the Lahey recommendations” will help to mitigate climate change Candidate Rankin and now Premier Rankin continues to voice loudly his commitment to addressing climate change, in the Speech from the Throne … Continue reading

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In 2020, strict standards and transparency are required for Nova Scotia’s forest chipping/bioenergy projects to be credible as “good for the environment” 11Feb2020

Small scale wood chip-heating systems for public buildings are currently being fast-tracked by L&F as a partial substitute for The Mill as a market for low value wood, and touted as “carbon-friendly fuel“. A much bolder vision is being promoted … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Lahey: can Nova Scotia participate in a “Global Deal for Nature”? 14Dec2019

In the context of the messages coming from COP25, the Lahey Recommendations are too little and their implementation by L&F far too tardy Today (Sat Dec14, 2019): The COP25 Climate negotiations in Madrid are set to continue today as countries … Continue reading

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Islanders are asking the right questions about biomass heating 23Nov2019

PEI’s use of wood for heating public buildings has been cited as a model we should follow here. From the Lahey Report(Aug 21, 2019): Conclusion 7: Some say that harvesting trees for energy production, sometimes called biomass harvesting particularly when … Continue reading

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“It’s time for Nova Scotia political leaders to stop what seems to be a runaway, and rationally incoherent, biomass energy policy” 9July2019

So reads a line in EDITORIAL: Senseless biomassacre (Chronicle Herald Fri July 5, 2019). Some  extracts: A groundbreaking scientific study released earlier this week showed the unparalleled power of the world’s trees to quickly and cheaply limit climate change. The … Continue reading

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Time for Nova Scotia Government to come clean on forest bioenergy feedstocks 19Mar2019

The film Burned that is making the rounds in NS and elsewhere is NOT about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks are genuine wood processing wastes. It’s about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks … Continue reading

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Can Dalhousie/AC lead the way on proper accounting for bioenergy in Nova Scotia?

Dal/AC’s revamped biomass plant provides heat and power for the Truro campus and generates over a million dollars annually from exporting electricity. But is it truly carbon neutral and will it stay that way? UPDATE: Comment from Rochelle Owen Executive … Continue reading

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Forest management group proposal for biomass heating provides an opportunity for Nova Scotia government to “get it right” on forest bioenergy

Minor edits made Sep 27 a.m. Can the Nova Scotia Government  set climate- and ecologically-smart standards for forest bioenergy? In a half page colour ad on page A12 of last Saturday’s (Sep 22, 2018) Chronicle Herald, North Nova Forest Owners … Continue reading

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Some reservations about The Report on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia

I have expressed my basic support for the report as a whole, however is not a “free pass” on the whole report. Sooner or later we will have to deal with the reality that two Pulp Mills (perhaps not even … Continue reading

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