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Push to exploit English woodfuel

Date : 29th March 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

A plan has been launched in England to boost the supply of woodfuel. Ministers say using more wood for energy could provide new rural jobs and help Britain meet its climate targets. The new strategy, developed by the Forestry Commission, aims to source an extra two million tonnes of wood a year by 2020 for burning in boilers. Environment minister Barry Gardiner says if this is taken from properly managed woodlands it should save 400,000 tonnes of carbon annually. "It also has huge benefits in terms of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for all the species we want to preserve within the countryside," he told the BBC.

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