Huge Coal firm Peabody files for bankruptcy

Peabody filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the most powerful convulsion yet in an industry that’s still waiting for the coal market to bottom out. The company is seeking to reorganise U.S. operations in federal court in its hometown of St. Louis, reducing an estimated $10.1 billion in debt, according to court filings. It’s the biggest…

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Will the Ash Tree survive in Europe?

A green beetle could spell the end of ash trees as we know them in Europe, a recent and rather depressing study reports. The research, from the Journal of Ecology, looked at a large survey of trees across the continent and found that many are being killed both by the beetles, who are boring into…

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OPEC Oil forecast 2016

As you may have seen OPEC is hurting and the recently issued annual World Oil Outlook report is just crazy for more oil. The reports sums up 2015 as Challenging:   Since the publication of the 2014 edition of the WOO in November last year, the most obvious market development has been the oil price…


Feed In Tariff Update

The UK government has once again messed around with the renewals industry and updated the Feed In Tariffs rates. Last week the all knowing DECC announced the details: As widely expected the rates are due to be reduced, however, after industry consultation the reductions are not as drastic as initially expected. Installing solar on your roof…

Wood Fuel Magazine 2016