EPA delivers proposal to amend wood heater regulations to OMB


The U.S. EPA on April 30 delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that amends standards of performance for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces.
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Enviva reports strong Q1 despite COVID-19 pandemic


Enviva Partners LP held an earnings call on April 30 to discuss first quarter 2020 financial results. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported significant increases in net income and adjusted EBITDA.
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US Forest Service funds 8 wood energy projects


The U.S. Forest Service on April 16 announced it is awarding a total of $7.62 million to 35 projects as part of the agency’s Wood Innovations Grant Program. Eight of those projects focus on renewable energy.
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Drax reports strong Q1, expects minimal COVID-19 impacts


Drax Group plc released a trading statement on April 22 providing insight into its first quarter financial performance and confirming the company is in a strong position to support its employees, customers and communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
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UK government issues response to biomass RHI consultation


The U.K. government on April 28 published the results of a 2018 public consultation focused on the use RHI support for biomass in urban areas, geographical restrictions on biogas combustion, and maintenance checks for existing biomass boilers.
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Biomass energy production sets new records in the UK


The U.K. government recently released updated energy statistics showing the renewables share of electricity generation reached a record 36.9 percent last year, with 119 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity generated from renewable sources.
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Enviva announces its responsible sourcing policy goals for 2020


Enviva on April 21 published its 2020 Implementation Plans, a detailed proposal of new goals and initiatives to continue to deliver on the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing.
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Drax: Network Rail reopens vital freight line following repairs


Network Rail has reopened one of the most important freight lines in the U.K. after an unprecedented 24/7 operation to keep the lights on. The line into Drax Power Station was inundated with flood water in February when a nearby river flooded.
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Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard regulations delayed by COVID-19


The Canadian government announced on April 24 it will delay publication of proposed regulations for the liquid fuel class of its Clean Fuel Standard until fall 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ARENA seeks input on bioenergy roadmap


On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency is seeking input from stakeholders in Australia’s bioenergy sector to underpin the development of the Bioenergy Roadmap.
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