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Report analyses emission performance of gas and biomethane vehicles

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The Oxford Institute for Energy has this week published a report examining the role that natural gas can play in transport. The report included a number of interesting statistical comparisons on emissions and economic performance between biomethane, gas, diesel and other fuel mixes. The full report is available to view…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall

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Recognition of biomethane certificates in GHG company reporting

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Defra last week published a consultation on amendments to the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for companies, potentially paving the way for the recognition of biomethane certificates for companies where biomethane has been injected into the gas grid. Government proposes to allow companies to report on their GHG emissions using…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, Defra, DfT, green gas certification, green gas trading, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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AD food waste capacity to increase by 62% in next decade

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A report into waste infrastructure capacity has identified that over 2.2 million tonnes of source segregated food waste will be available for treatment through AD by 2025, with 117 food waste plants in operation capable of treating 1.4 million tonnes each year. Sita’s report suggests that the continued growth of the food waste…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, Sita, source segregation

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Food & drink manufacturers sending 14% of food waste to AD, survey shows

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An increasing portion of food waste from food & drink manufacturers is being sent to AD, according to a recent study by the Food & Drink Federation. The data shows that 14% of food waste from the sites surveyed, or just over 10,500 tonnes was treated through AD in 2012. Almost all of…

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Tags: FDF, Food and Drink Federation, food waste, Jordan Marshall

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2013 energy statistics: UK production down 6.7%

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DECC has today published figures showing provisional UK energy production and consumption figures up to December 2013. UK primary energy production decreased by 6.7% in 2013, with coal output down by 24% as a result of the closure of mines. Oil and gas production was also down in 2013, by 8.8% and 7.3% respectively. These numbers follow…

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Tags: DECC, energy statistics, Jordan Marshall

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DfT call for evidence: ADBA sets out actions needed to boost biomethane vehicle market

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ADBA last week responded  to a call for evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) which is examining ways of providing more effective government support for advanced fuels, including biomethane. As well as setting out the huge potential benefits that the biomethane and gas vehicle sector can deliver for the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, fuel duty differential, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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£3.8m Scottish Recycling Fund to support AD projects

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The Scottish Government has launched a £3.8m fund to help businesses develop green infrastructure proposals, including infrastructure to deal with industrial food and drink processing waste. Indeed, an example given of an eligible project is “Installing an anaerobic digestion facility at a dairy to process the effluent and generate renewable…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Scottish Recycling Fund

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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Biomethane to grid request for evidence: RHI banding & tariff guarantee

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I hope those of you who attended the site visit in Doncaster at the end of January found the event useful – presentations given on the day can be accessed via the working group page on the Members’ Area of the website. As was explained at the end of the day,…

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Tags: biomethane QP, biomethane to grid, DECC, gas grid injection, gas-to-grid, Jordan Marshall, RHI

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EU consultation: ADBA reiterates importance of FIT support above 1 MW

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We have submitted our response to the European Commission consultation on energy and environment state aid, making a strong case that the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme should not be limited to projects up to 1MW, as the early stage proposals would introduce. Our response made clear that we did believe that…

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Tags: DECC, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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Strong public support for renewables, concerns over energy bills

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DECC’s latest public opinion survey has shown strong support for renewable energy, while concerns over energy bills remain high on the public radar. Over three quarters (77%) remain supportive of renewable energy, while almost half of respondents (47%) are worried about paying their energy bills now, while 84% are concerned about steep…

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Tags: DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public attitudes

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FIT update: DECC publish pre-accreditation figures

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DECC yesterday published figures showing AD Feed-in-Tariff application numbers, both for full accreditations, but more importantly also for preliminary accreditation applications. As we outlined in mid-January, these high levels of preliminary accreditation (PA) applications mean that our original proposal to consolidate the degression triggers is no longer viable in order…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group: Doncaster site visit & meeting

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On Monday our Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in Doncaster to visit Future Biogas’ recently commissioned biomethane to grid project. Alongside a morning tour of the site, which can process 35,000 tonnes of crop feedstocks from local farmers each year in order to produce 12,000 cubic metres of gas per day,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, degression, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas-to-grid, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, pre-accreditation, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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Welsh Government promises greater support for on-farm AD

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In a paper on energy and planning policy, the Welsh Government has pledged to offer more focused support to on-farm AD projects. The document states that:Renewable energy opportunities, including the potential for anaerobic digestion, are being considered as part of the development of the next Rural Development Plan. Work…

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Tags: Defra, Ecosystem Markets Task Force report, food waste, on-farm AD, procurement hubs, Wales, Welsh Government, Wrap

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Evidence needed: FIT support above 1MW

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We are keen to gather evidence for a European Commission consultation on energy and environmental state aid, which will require us to make a strong case for the importance of Feed-in-Tariff support for projects between 1-5MW. As the early stage proposals currently stand, the European guidelines would introduce a …

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Tags: DECC, EU, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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