The United Nations global warming conference in Glasgow (COP26), Started on Monday 1st November 2021 and is considered a crucial moment for efforts to address the threat of climate change. More than 100 heads of state and government and thousands of representitives are meeting to set new targets for cutting emissions from burning coal, oil, and gas that are heating the planet.
To obtain key information about COP26 and read about questions being asked In the big U.N. Climate Summit this year, please click HERE
Interested in how you can decarbonise your business and start making an immediate difference to climate change? Make sure to follow Smart Grid Ireland to gain key information on how this can be achieved.
Smart Grid Ireland is conducting a webinar Tomorrow (Thursday 28th October 2021) that will discuss how wood pellets can play a part in the future energy mix!
Recycle Week is Recycle Now’s flagship annual event which is a celebration of recycling across the nation. It has now been operating for 18 years and it’s the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments, and the media come together to achieve one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.
This year’s theme: Step It Up This Recycle Week
The Climate Crisis is a tough subject. But we’re a nation of even tougher subjects. The last 15 months have shown that. And while throughout the past year many things have happened over which we’ve had no control, the Climate Crisis is something we can actively do something about. Every one of us, every single day. Most of us already do, through small but powerful habits – like recycling. We know environmental concerns are still on the increase, so we need to do more. We need to do it now. And we need to act together. It’s time to join the fight against climate change and step it up in this year’s recycle week.
How do we do our bit at Balcas Energy…
We pride ourselves on our sustainable manufacturing of wood pellets in two of our plants in Enniskillen and Invergordon. The renewable energy used to manufacture the pellet fuel is generated on-site thanks to the co-products of all Balcas saw-milling activities.
By manufacturing our wood pellets on-site we are ensuring:
There is no waste.
Maximum capacity of deliveries is happening to reduce traveling.
For every tree we harvest, four more are planted as we are focused on sustainability.
Below you can watch a short animation in which we present our sustainable manufacturing process:
If you are interested in moving to renewable energy and doing your part to help the environment, please contact us and a member of our customer support team will help with any queries you may have.
If you require more assistance, place contact the team and we will help put through your order or deal with any queries you may have if they cannot be resolved by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.
Today is Earth Day, which is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
At Balcas we celebrate Earth Day because we believe that sustainably managed forests are our future. We innovate with timber, use it as efficiently as possible, and ensure every tree we harvest, more is planted.
The original timber we use is either spruce or pine, which are locally sourced from sustainably managed forests. These forests are the lungs of the planet and we are proud of the contribution that we are making towards fighting climate change.
Five reasons why all our Tomorrows Depend on Trees and how Balcas Energy supports the fight against climate change:
1. Carbon Dioxide is warming the earth and accelerating climate change. Trees absorb CO2 and store it.
2. Balcas Energy is made from fast-growing softwood – we ensure more trees are planted for every one we harvest, offsetting any CO2 released.
3. By making our business local, we are supporting a sustainable timber industry that is making increased forest cover a reality in the UK and Ireland. Ireland wants to increase its forest cover by 64% by 2050. The UK wants to increase its forest cover by 19% by 2050.
4. Trees are the ultimate renewable resource – we can grow them right here without having to worry about global market price fluctuations.
5. Moving from fossil fuels to Balcas Energy’s locally produced wood pellets results in a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.
How do we make our Wood Pellets?
We sustainablymanufacture our wood pellets in our two plants located in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and Invergordon, Scotland.
We make them with renewable energy and high-quality material. So our operations are powered by green electricity. We generate this on site thanks to the co-products of all Balcas saw-milling activities.
Please click below to see a quick animation presenting our manufacturing process:
If you require any more assistance, please contact us and a member of our customer support team will help with any enquires you may have.
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