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Nova Scotia seeks to reinvigorate the forestry sector by converting public buildings to wood heating

By Alexander Quon
Global News
February 4, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada East, Canada

The Nova Scotia government will convert six provincial buildings to wood-heated systems in a move to reinvigorate the forestry sector. The province says the decision is in line with Bill Lahey’s Independent Review of Forest Practices. …“This initiative will help develop new, long-term markets for lower grade wood by replacing imported oil with locally sourced wood chips,” said Iain Rankin, the province’s land and forestry minister. …Each wood heat system will be constructed in an exterior building that the province says will allow for future expansions. …Nova Scotia says the six buildings are only the “first-phase” of a long-term effort to develop a new market for wood heating.

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