http://www.woodlands.co.uk Sustainable energy? Renewable sources of energy from woodlands? By managing forests to provide fuel and building materials we can create a sustainable environment. Matthew Woodcock from the Forestry Commission illustrates the benefits of wood as a fuel with help from a poster. This eductional tool shows sources of wood such as upland woodland, fast growing willow ,coppice management, and community woodland to name a few. He also shows how logs can be used for timber buildings and the offcuts for wood chip heating. It includes a section showing children at school learning about the carbon cycle whilst also being kept warm by a wood chip boiler.
On 20 October 2010, as part of the Spending Review the Chancellor announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be launched in June 2011. Matthew Woodcock from the Forestry Commission discusses the proposals (filmed in May 2010) http://woodlands.co.uk
There is increasing recognition that wood is a sustainable building material and source of fuel. Matthew Woodcock outlines the variety of ways in which the Forestry Commission can encourage the use of wood. http://woodlands.co.uk
Wood for fuel is a sustainable, renewable resource. Gillian Alker from the Forestry Commission talks about logs, wood chips, pellets and seasoning wood. For more information see http://forestry.gov.uk/england-woodfuel