CONCERN has been aired at a Forest Based Industries Forum meeting in Stockholm about the EU White Paper on renewable energy, which highlights the use of wood products in power generation. While participants from the timber sector stressed that they "were keen to see an increasing role for forestry," there were worries that this could distort the market. Timber industry representatives stated that wood should be "used for products first and energy use second," and that other biomass sources, such as straw, should be promoted, which "have a ...

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