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October Safety Report Now Available

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CPA Comments on European Renewable Energy Directive Amendments

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU) that is responsible for proposing legislation, is undertaking a review of its renewable energy program, including proposed amendments to the sustainability and eligibility criteria for biomass under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). CPA collaborated with the European Panel Federation (EPF) to develop comments on

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UN Organization Issues Statement Sustainable Bioeconomy

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) recently issued a statement supporting the role that the forest-based bioeconomy may play in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The statement, issued by the FAO’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries, highlights how the forest and wood product sectors are integral to the

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million, decreasing 0.7% from the revised September estimate but 0.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 3.9% from September to 1.04 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.65

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Builder Confidence in U.S. Increases in November

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in November increased three points from October to 83, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions grew three points to 89 and the measurement of sales expectations in the next six months remained at 84

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Home Improvement Retailers Continue to Post Booming Results in Q3

The world’s two largest home improvement retailers published third quarter financial results. The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA, reported third quarter (ending October 31) net sales of $36.8 billion, up 9.8% over the comparable period in 2020.  Net quarterly earnings rose 20.3% from the third quarter in 2020 to $4.1 billion.  See The Home Depot The

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October Safety Report Now Available

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Comments on European Renewable Energy Directive Amendments

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU) that is responsible for proposing legislation, is undertaking a review of its renewable energy program, including proposed amendments to the sustainability and eligibility criteria for biomass under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). CPA collaborated with the European Panel Federation (EPF) to develop comments on

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UN Organization Issues Statement Sustainable Bioeconomy

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) recently issued a statement supporting the role that the forest-based bioeconomy may play in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The statement, issued by the FAO’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries, highlights how the forest and wood product sectors are integral to the

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million, decreasing 0.7% from the revised September estimate but 0.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 3.9% from September to 1.04 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.65

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Builder Confidence in U.S. Increases in November

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in November increased three points from October to 83, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions grew three points to 89 and the measurement of sales expectations in the next six months remained at 84

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Home Improvement Retailers Continue to Post Booming Results in Q3

The world’s two largest home improvement retailers published third quarter financial results. The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA, reported third quarter (ending October 31) net sales of $36.8 billion, up 9.8% over the comparable period in 2020.  Net quarterly earnings rose 20.3% from the third quarter in 2020 to $4.1 billion.  See The Home Depot The

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