The magazine Resources interviews Francisco X. Aguilar where he discusses his recent co-authored study that takes a closer look at how the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive helped shape the health of forests across the southeastern United States and contributed to the growth of the US wood pellet industry.
“A major takeaway is that energy from biomass can be renewable, but it must be tested. We must have data, and we must have information to validate the renewable characteristic of the energy and whether it can reduce carbon emissions or not, compared to other alternative sources … From a policy perspective, I think monitoring, being dynamic, and being open to make sure that we’re balancing economic objectives with conservation objectives, are key.” (23:03)
Med 2021 kommer även ett nytt utseende på CERE:s ledning med två nya vetenskapliga sekreterare och en ny vice forskningsledare.
Runar Brännlund, umu, fortsätter som forskningsledare men nu med den nyblivne SLU professorn Tommy Lundgren vid sin sida. Mattias Vesterberg, umu och Adan L. Martinez-Cruz, SLU tar vid som vetenskapliga sekreterare. Vi passar på att tacka det fantastiska arbetet som den tidigare vicen Francisco X. Aguilar och sekreterarna Jurate Jaraite numer även Vilnius universitet och Thomas Broberg som fortsätter arbeta med miljö- och resursfrågor, men utanför universitetsvärlden.
Shyamani D. Siriwardena, Kelly M. Cobourn, Gregory S. Amacher och Robert G. Haight, för deras artikel: Cooperative bargaining to manage invasive species in jurisdictions with public and private lands. JFE 32 (2018): 72-83.
Motiveringen lyder: Climate change is rapidly changing conditions for forest management all over the world. Increasing temperatures affect forest growth conditions in many ways. Extreme weather conditions, such as storms and snow damages, cause direct damage in forests, causing losses of revenue. Climate change also increases domestic pests and pathogens and promotes invasion of new species. These developments require changes in management regimes and design for new pre-emptive and reactive controls with spatial coordination of actions over larger landscapes. Coordination of actions between forest landowners is crucial for success. How to create incentives for coordination and how to establish efficient strategies, is the most policy relevant question. (klicka på rubriken för att läsa mer)
CERE and USBE together with Övik Energi, Umeå Energi and Skellefteå Kraft are in the process of starting a new competence center that will focus on solving energy issues that could arise in a future sustainable energy landscape as well as facilitating for policy-makers how to best move us into a sustainable future. Join the online discussions on Tomorrows energy landscape – what it looks like and how do we get there? On January 26th at 13.00. (Click on headline to learn more)