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Title: Government policies increasingly promote renewable energy sources: Wood energy markets in the UNECE region, 2009-2010

Source: In: Forest products annual market review, 2009-2010. United Nations Economic commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Geneva, Switzerland. Chapter 9. 166 p. 2010.

Author(s)Olsson, O.; Hillring, B.; Hartkamp, R.; Skog, K.; Spelter, H.; Ahuilar, F.; Mabee, W.; Gaston, C.; Wahl, A.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-4A  FPL-4851-6A

Abstract: As the world emerges from the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009, demand for energy is rising, as well as the costs. Increasing fossil fuel costs provide incentive for lower-cost wood-based fuels. In addition to these market forces, government policies to promote renewable energy continue to promote wood for energy. Sometimes these policies raise competition for readily available wood supply. However, in the medium and long term, the forests in the UNECE region can support greater harvests to satisfy the growing need for paper and wood products, as well as wood energy.

Keywords: Forest products industry, marketing, forest products, Europe, economic aspects, sustainable forestry, market surveys, consumption, supply, demand, renewable natural resources, forest biomass, utilization, natural resources, biotechnology, renewable energy sources, synthetic fuels, fuelwood, biomass energy, alcohol, energy conservation, biomass utilization, energy consumption, energy industries, biomass conversion, renewable natural resources, forest resources, bioconversion, ethanol, biorefining, biomass fuel, chemical utilization, wood as fuel, wood extractives

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 665 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/16/2011

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RITS Product ID: 36232
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)

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