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Archived since 31st December, 2018

Published on 1st November, 2011
by Furniture Industry Research Association

Biomass Subsidies and their impact on the British Furniture Industry

At a glance:

This report focuses on the Renewables Obligation woody biomass subsidy and the detrimental effect it is having on British manufacturing. It has been commissioned by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) on behalf of the furniture industry, the wood panel industry and the retail sector.


Highlights:

  • Economic Impact of the Woody Biomass Subsidy
  • The Impact on Jobs
  • Environmental and Energy Sustainability
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
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