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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, crop rotation, digestate, air quality, ammonia emissions, GHG emissions, agricultural feedstocks, Future Biogas, thom koller

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Defra sets out support for sending inedible food waste to AD

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Ahead of the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, at last week’s ADBA Member Meeting we were joined by Robert Vaughan, Head of Household Waste and Recycling at Defra, who spoke about the work being undertaken towards achieving the target of zero food waste to landfill by 2030. This could…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, separate food waste collections, thom koller

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Renewable Heat Incentive reforms pass Commons Committee stage

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were considered yesterday (23 April 2018) by the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (DLC). Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth introduced the regulations and discussed the reforms coming to the scheme. Staturoty Instruments like the RHI reforms that subject to the affirmative procedure are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, House of Commons, Ofgem, thom koller

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Breaking news: RHI reforms set for Commons debate next week

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms will be debated in the House of Commons next week, on Monday afternoon (23rd April). The reforms seek to implement the December 2016 government response to the consutlation on a reformed and refocused scheme. Following the debate in the Commons the statutory instrument will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, House of Commons, thom koller

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Biomethane potential more than 1,072 TWh across Europe by 2050

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Gas for Climate has produced a report exploring the role of gas in a fully decarbonised energy system, meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global temperature increase to well below two degrees. You can download the report here. The report finds that it is possible to significantly scale up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Europe, european biogas association, gas for climate, market potential, thom koller

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Government identify innovation needs for AD

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released Innovation Needs Assessment for Biomass Heat. You can download the report here. The report identifies heat from biomass (both AD CHP and via biomethane-to-grid) as important options for the decarbonisation of heating, via a range of feedstocks, conversion…

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Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) to launch in Autumn

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As part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy £320 million will go towards leveraging the £2 billion Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), which will open for applicaitons in the Autumn.   "Central heating for cities" The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) view heat networks…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, decarbonisation, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: how the new Environmental Land Management system will work

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following Brexit and the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). You can download the, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit consultation document here. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, consultation, Defra, farming, future of on farm ad, soil quality, new environmental land management scheme, public goods, agriculture policy, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, committee on climate change, thom koller

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Biomethane growth in Europe: everybody needs good neighbours

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The coming into force of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is expected within the next few weeks. As detailed in our blog a few weeks ago, the draft RHI regulations have been laid and now Parliament needs to approve these regulations. This requires both Houses of Parliament approve the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ireland, france, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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Regulatory changes to support alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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Following consultation last year, the Department for Transport has decided to seek a derogation from the European Commission to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier commercial vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology. The reason for this change is that alternatively-fuelled…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, category b licence, alternative fuels infrastructure, thom koller

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Reformed RTFO coming into force 15 April

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The The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 legislation has now been approved by both Houses of parliament and been signed by the Minister and made. It will come into force on 15th April 2018. The legislation can be found here and has not changed since the debates. The…

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Cleanest HGVs will pay less to use UK roads

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Department for Transport has today announced a change to the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy for hauliers running cleaner lorries, as part of efforts to improve air quality across the UK. The changes to the levy seek to encourage hauliers to pursue newest lorry models that generate 80% less nitrogen…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, HGVs, air quality, GHG emissions, DfT, thom koller

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Biomethane excluded from £48 million fund for cleaner, greener buses

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Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has today announced a new Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme aimed at cutting emissions and ensuring cleaner and greener journeys. With the transport sector now the largest sector in terms of emissions this funding is welcomed. The funding will allow local authorities…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, OLEV, LowCVP, RTFO, bsog, renewable transport fuel obligation, uleb, leb, bus funding, refuelling infrastructure, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Lifeline for AD CHP?

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Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced the department's intention to launch a formal review of the Capacity Market later this year. The Capacity Market (CM) was introduced to provide security of supply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, beis, capacity market, baseload energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, claire perry mp, thom koller

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