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North Carolina’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project delivered strong results in 2019

2019 marked another successful year for the Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project (SFLRP) in North Carolina, continuing to deliver on its mission to empower forest landowners who have been traditionally underserved, to turn their family farms…

How bioenergy creates opportunity

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How a small donation is bringing big changes to N.C. fire department

The fire department of Ahoskie, a small town in Eastern North Carolina, is about to get an upgrade. Thanks to a donation from renewable energy company Enviva, the fire department can buy new equipment and upgrade its training to help…

A new life for low-value wood

By creating a market for low-value wood, one renewable energy company is helping landowners maintain their forests. Across the Southeastern United States, working forests produce valuable items we all use every day – from furniture to paper to cardboard. But…

Enviva provides special donation toward forest conservation in North Carolina

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of sustainably sourced wood pellets, recently made a sizeable donation to the North Carolina Tree Farm Program (NCTFP) to keep the state’s forests healthy and productive. The donation was made in celebration of Enviva’s 15th…

15 Facts About Bioenergy

Sustainably sourced wood biomass is a vital tool for replacing coal, growing more trees, and helping mitigate global climate change – all while promoting good-paying jobs in rural communities in the Southeastern United States. Here are 15 facts about this…

The reason why women are freezing at work

Once I settled into my first office job, I realized I was going to need two things to do my job well: a blanket and a space heater. The office was freezing. In fact, most offices are colder than what…

5 Reasons Scientists are Making the Case for Renewable Wood Energy and Forest Products

Could using more trees be part of the solution to climate change? The answer might just be yes, according to the United Nations and an increasing number of scientists. Renewable wood energy and other forest products are increasingly gaining notice…

The sky's the limit for these 120 girls on an all-female flight to NASA

A proud and happy all-female Delta flight crew lit up the skies earlier this week, flying 120 female students from Salt Lake City to NASA in Houston for tours of the facilities and to meet with female leaders in the…

How much do you know about renewable energy and forests?

In the U.N.’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, what was found to be a key factor in mitigating climate change? The IPCC concludes that sustainable forest management and forest products like lumber and bioenergy are critical climate…