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Digest of UK Energy Statistics: Growth in AD

The annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) has been released, providing data about energy generation and use in 2015.  It has been a good year for growth in renewable energy sources. Electricity generation from these sources  increased by 29% from 2014 to a total of 83.6 TWh in 2015. Capacity grew…

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Tags: DUKES, statistics, data, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, renewable financial incentives, emma thomas, 2015

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ADBA to tell Economic Affairs Committee about failures in the energy market

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the Economics of UK Energy Policy.  The Committee is to consider the present mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy market. It's core question is what are the failures, if any, in the…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, RHI, Renewables Obligation, energy market design, research and development, renewable technologies, efficiency, energy bills

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Ofgem release revised application guides

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Ofgem has today released three new guides, each designed to ensure common mistakes can be avoided and applications can be processed as swiftly as possible. Each contains information on how to apply and what evidence you would need to provide. None is intended to provide comprehensive guidance. The …

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Tags: Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, accreditation, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, fit application, thom koller

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FIT consultation - DECC extend deadline

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DECC has extended the deadline of the Feed-in Tariff consultation by one week. Responses must now be in by 14th July. This is due to a misprint in the Impact Assessment, corrected on 4th July.  The extension and revised document is to “correctly express the operating costs…

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Tags: DECC, feed-in tariff, FIT, renewable financial incentives, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, digestate, heat use, gate fees, thom koller

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FIT consultation draft response - last chance to comment

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During the last five weeks many ADBA members have been in touch with comments on DECC's FIT consultation and with evidence we can use to form our response and challenge the assumptions put forward. Thank you to all those who have contributed - from your views we have put…

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Tags: DECC, consultation, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, digestate, heat use, gate fees, thom koller

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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Fighting FITs: member evidence needed to challenge DECC assumptions

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Earlier today Ollie and I presented the second in the Feed-in Tariff webinar series, during which we presented our draft tariff model. When this is finalised we will submit to DECC as part of our response to the FIT consultation. If you missed the webinar and would like to view…

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Tags: FIT, feed in tariff, consultation, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate, DECC, Ollie More, financial incentives, food waste, thom koller

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Ofgem releases new FIT guidance

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Ofgem have today released an updated Feed-in Tariff: Guidance for Renewable Installations. Version 10.2, which you can access here, reflects minor changes and technical modifications to the Electricity Supplier Licence conditions and the 2016 FIT Order made by government following its 2015 review of the FIT. Do get in touch with me if…

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Tags: Ofgem, feed-in tariffs, FIT, fit guidance, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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FIT: ADBA member help needed to build an alternative tariff model

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DECC proposals in the Feed-in-Tariff consultation proposes to remove generation tariff support for plants above 500kW, degress tariffs for 0-250kW plants to 5.98p/kWh and 250-500kW plants to 5.52p/kWh from January 2017, and introduce sustainability criteria (for new projects from 1 January 2017 only) on a similar basis…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, DECC, renewable financial incentives, thom koller

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FIT: How can we improve DECC’s consultation proposals

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Earlier today ADBA held a webinar on DECC’s proposals in the FIT consultation. Thank you to the forty-four members who took part and contributed views, suggestions and evidence. For those of you who missed the webinar it can be watched here. Our presentation began by setting out the…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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Can research and innovation rescue on-farm AD?

The news for future developments in on-farm AD seems pretty gloomy at the moment: no extra support coming through FITs, caps to the levels of deployment, and long waits between the time you apply for and receive pre-accreditation. On top of that government is proposing overburdensome restrictions and rules on…

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Tags: ukadbiogas, crop operators, FIT, farm AD, small scale AD, r&i hub

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FIT tariff review: plan of action

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The Feed-in-Tariff review, released last week, proposes to remove generation tariff support for plants above 500kW, degress tariffs for 0-250kW plants to 5.98p/kWh and 250-500kW plants to 5.52p/kWh from January 2017, and introduce sustainability criteria (for new projects from 1 January 2017 only) on a similar basis…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, sustainability criteria, FIT degression, thom koller

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ADBA slams new FIT consultation

Responding to the new Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) consultation on the Feed-in Tariff for anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) comments: This consultation does nothing to address DECC's fundamental lack of ambition for AD and community scale renewables. Instead, it…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, press release, Charlotte Morton, Matt Hindle, crop operators, food waste operators, feed-in tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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ADBA presses DECC on FIT delays

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Following the delays many members have experienced with their FIT applications we sent Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd MP case studies illustrating the extent of the interruptions and setting out costs incurred. We have requested the Secretary of State accept the need for grace periods…

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Tags: amber rudd, DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators, biogas, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, grace periods, thom koller

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FIT cap: over 2MW of tariff capacity is wasted

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Following the closure of the first FIT tariff period on 31 March we reported that 20.825MW total capacity had been applied for, breaching not only the first quarter’s cap of 5.8MW but also the 5MW second, third and fourth tariff period caps. New applications are still welcome, but will…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, renewable electricity, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, deployment caps

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