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This week Jim lashes out at bigwigs that don't know their own businesses:



"My hope is the modern corporation leaders, and the modern politicians, would become people on the move, out touching the tangible parts of their responsibilities--out where "the small people" are getting things done."
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Uncoated groundwood paper has less than half the carbon footprint of uncoated freesheet paper with the same purpose, a recent study by Canadian researchers suggests.
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New correspondent Neil McCubbin writes: "The pulp and paper industry has a positive story to tell on sustainability, but this message is not well known."



Read the rest of the column to gain Neil's perspective and explore all of the new content at http://www.globalpapermoney.com/
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This week, Jim concludes his series on pulp, paper, and technology



Here's a sample:



"The industry will be better served if and when its thought leaders adopt the following objectives:

1. Develop future plans solely based on market needs

and

2. Cease and desist trying to save existing asse
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When a corporate CEO leaves after only four months on the job and the chairman quits on the same day, you can bet that something is afoot. But what exactly is going on at NewPage is still a mystery two days after the big paper maker announced a shakeup at the top.
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A prominent print-buying organization is about to propose legislation that would provide U.S. government subsidies for “green” printing – an interesting idea that could lead to even more interesting debates. The debates could include forestry standards, types of ink, and even diapers.
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How will smart-phone technology affect the pulp and paper industry? Read Jim's thoughts on the subject.



You might have notice that Nip Impressions had undergone a significant facelift. Check out all the latest content at http://www.nipimpressions.com/ and let us know what you think.
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"In most of my career, I would have to say I have observed more harm caused by being miserly than by being wasteful."



Read more about Jim's perspective on penny wise, pound foolish practices and get all the latest content from the Paperitalo team at http://www.globalpapermoney.org/
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This week, Jim begins a 3 part series on career impacts of recent technological changes. Yesterday's anonymous bathroom graffiti is today's Facebook post or tweet.



While you're there check out the new format of Nip Impressions http://www.nipimpressions.com/ and let us know what you think.
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In less than three years, NewPage has gone from talking about its high-cost coated paper machines to bragging about its low-cost position.
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"About 15 - 20 years ago, the idea of "mini-mills" was all the rage in the paper industry."



Get your history lesson and a look at the future in Jim's latest column.



Nip Impression: Pulp and Paper Insight; Never Boring



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http://www.nipimpressions.com/
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NewPage and Kruger have reached a deal ensuring that Kruger doesn't restart the soon-to-be-idled coated-paper operation at its Trois-Rivieres, Quebec mill, several sources say.
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Here's what the new Canadian Boreal Forestry Agreement says about the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, which has been criticized by some of the environmental groups that signed the deal.
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The landmark truce announced yesterday by Canadian forestry companies and green groups represents a new direction for the environmental movement. The deal in some ways is pro-logging and pro-Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
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In our continuing quest to cover the global pulp and paper industries, the PaperMoney team introduces our new Australian correspondent Dennis Shore.



His opening column can be found at http://www.globalpapermoney.org/news.php?viewStory=4640
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What is the social, environmental, and economic case for having a pulp and paper industry in no more than 300 words?



Read Jim's answer and pass it along to you friends, families, and foes.



Nip Impressions: Uncommon Commentary



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If you want to understand that once-obscure, now infamous pulp byproduct known as black liquor, you can turn to an unlikely source –- the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service. They wrote a clear description of how it's made, what it contains, and how it's used.
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A recent IRS ruling means that pulp and paper companies will not have to pay back several billion dollars in black liquor tax credits. Because of the ruling, at least 6 companies booked additional credits for this year even though the controversial eco-credits expired on Dec. 31.
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Whether you're "to the right of Attila the Hun" or to the left of the Paris Commune, Nip Impressions is here to bring you perspective on the pulp and paper industry.



This week, in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Jim argues in favor of greater emergency preparedness.
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"The Basic Machine Index (BMI) is a new, dimensionless way to calculate the efficiency of your facility...At last we have a way to reduce machines within grades to one number for comparison purposes."



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