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Nova Scotia announces sites for 6 wood energy projects

By Michael Gorman
CBC News
February 3, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada East, Canada

The Nova Scotia government has announced the six locations that will serve as test sites for wood energy projects in public buildings.    ….”This initiative will help develop new, long-term markets for lower grade wood by replacing imported oil with locally-sourced wood chips,” Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin said in a news release.  “Creating a new market for lower grade wood will improve the economics of sustainable forest management, leading to healthier forests and a stable market for woodlot owners. ”  The move is one of the recommendations in the Lahey Report on forestry practices. Last summer, the deputy minister of lands and forestry said the government has identified 100 public buildings that would be good candidates for conversion to district heating, a method that’s already used widely on P.E.I.

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