Environmental charity the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is interested in hearing from landowners in the Nidderdale AONB and Yorkshire Dales areas who want to plant new native broadleaf woodlands.

Hosted by the West Yorkshire Working Woodlands Project and delivered by the DEFRA sponsored Central Point for Expertise in Timber (CPET) at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield 26 representatives of various Yorkshire-based organisations attended the workshop where they learned the latest in sourcing legal and sustainable timber and what forest certification can offer.

 A special ‘green’ boiler that heats the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s offices in Grassington has won a top regional award – less than three months after it was installed.

The Authority took first place in the best public building installation category of the Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Partnership awards for its biomass boiler, which uses wood chippings to heat the Colvend offices.


White Rose Forest and the Forestry Commission are running a Consultation Event and Workshop based on the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive, at Bradford City Hall on the 15th of March.

This is the first event of this type in England and one of only two taking place countrywide.

This is your opportunity to gain greater understanding and help shape the single biggest shift in the funding landscape for renewables in a considerable period of time. 

Rural Development Initiatives Ltd. has been engaged by the Forestry Commission to undertake a survey of employment in the woodfuel sector.


The Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) envisages that up to 30 per cent of the UK renewable energy target could be met from biomass heat and power sources. The Forestry Commission is looking to understand the potential value of the woodfuel industry to the UK economy and job market by 2020. A key part of this assessment is to understand current levels of employment within the woodfuel sector, from forest to boiler.


Households and communities who install generating technologies such as small wind turbines and solar panels will from April be entitled to claim payments for the low carbon electricity they produce.