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DECC quarterly generation figures

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Energy generation from AD has increased by just under a third, according to quarterly figures published recently by DECC. AD generated 69 GWh in the second quarter of 2012, up 30% from the same period in the previous year. The figures also showed that AD had the highest load factor (i.e. the…

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Tags: biogas plant map, DECC, energy generation, Wrap

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Parliamentary Chair urges consistent subsidy support

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Influential MP Alan Whitehead today urged the government to provide consistent subsidy support to ensure the UK meets its 2020 renewables target. Whitehead, Chair of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, said that:...plans may start to suffer ...should we have either an unfavourable investment climate or a climate whereby the…

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Tags: climate change targets, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, RO

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National Grid EMR call for evidence

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As part of the development of Electricity Market Reform, National Grid has launched a call for evidence to inform the first EMR delivery plan. National Grid is seeking evidence to inform the development of strike prices under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, which will replace the RO in 2017. They…

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Tags: consultations, Contracts for Difference, EMR

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Scotland RO consultation

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Replicating sustainability criteria proposed by DECC last month, the Scottish Government is consulting on implementing sustainability criteria under the RO from October 2013 until April 2020. In common with the rest of the UK, the consultation proposes that plants over 1 MW should achieve 60% lifecycle GHG savings compared to the fossil fuel average,…

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Tags: RO, Scotland

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Northern Ireland RHI

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Ahead of plans to introduce the RHI in Northern Ireland by the end of 2012, DETI are consulting on two guidance notes for applicants. Tariffs for the scheme will differ from those in the rest of Britain, with biogas combustion projects under 200kWth and biomethane injection at all levels being supported…

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Tags: consultations, Northern Ireland, RHI

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ROCs to remain

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As we have already informed you in a separate email, the government recently abandoned plans to remove support for AD projects below 5 MW under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Thank you to the many of you who helped highlight the damaging effect this change would have on industry development after DECC…

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Tags: DECC, RO, ROCs

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New Environment Minister Backs AD

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Owen Paterson MP, the new Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), gave his backing to AD during the Conservative Party Conference 2012 in Birmingham. He told delegates that:...The concept of anaerobic digestion, for example, is tremendous. We have a huge volume of food waste in…

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Tags: Defra, Owen Paterson

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