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Editorial: Heating north of 60 - Researchers make the case for pellets in rural communities

A few years ago I lived and worked in Fort Smith, N.W.T. – a town of 2,500 a stone’s throw above the 60th parallel, editor Maria Church writes. As with almost all northern communities, home heating options in Fort Smith are limited to oil, electricity or wood.

WPAC: Government organizations contribute to our success

Since 2010, Canadian wood pellet exports have increased by 240 per cent, from one million tonnes in 2010 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2016. Last year’s exports totalled $408 million.

Using wood energy for residential heating in rural regions

Southeast Alaska is a remote island chain, located about 1,100 kilometres north of Seattle, Wash. Most of the region’s goods are imported by barge, creating logistical and economic challenges not faced by many other parts of the U.S.

Japan turns to biomass energy, but fuel shortage looms

Japanese investors have set their sights on biomass energy to take advantage of government subsidies, raising questions about how the projects will find sufficient wood fuel.

Pinnacle CEO wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

Rob McCurdy, chief executive officer of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., the longest-established wood pellet producer in Western Canada, is this year's EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Pacific winner.
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