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ADBA members discuss FIT, RHI and the industry’s future

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It was no surprise to see a packed room at our Members’ Meeting this week given the challenges facing our sector. Our presentations reflected the widespread uncertainty across our key policy areas – and discussions showed the impact that this is having on members businesses across the country. After…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Defra, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, market report, members' meeting, ADBA, AD

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How long it takes to build an industry

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Charlotte and I recently met Matthew Bell, the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Derek has also been talking to members of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on the impact of government decisions on UK investor confidence in the energy market. One question these bodies and…

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Tags: Ollie More, DECC, FIT, RHI, financial incentives, biomethane to grid, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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ADBA stress the importance of RHI to DECC officials

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Yesterday myself and Ollie More met with DECC officials to discuss the future of the RHI. As you will be aware last month we submitted our response to the government’s Spending Review which explained how AD: Provides domestic green gas production now Provides cost effective carbon abatement Increases…

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Tags: will bushby, Ollie More, RHI, financial incentives, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid

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ADBA roundtable discussion assesses future uses for biogas

Yesterday ADBA hosted a roundtable discussion in Bristol, pulling together leading experts from across the transport, C&I and utilities industries to assess the future role of biogas and biomethane in UK energy production. When looking at the potential for biogas there are two timeframes to consider. First, there…

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Tags: biomethane, RHI, biogas, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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Spending Review – ADBA submits response on RHI

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As you know the Renewable Heat Incentive’s (RHI) budget comes to an end on 31 March 2016, as the incentive comes out of general taxation it is currently being reviewed in HM Treasury’s Spending Review. ADBA submitted our response to the Spending Review on the RHI on Friday…

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Tags: RHI, financial incentives, will bushby, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, amber rudd, george osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, renewable financial incentives

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DECC confirms that RHI for biomethane will degress by 10% on 1 October 2015

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Today DECC released the monthly statistics on RHI expenditure, the figures confirm our prediction that the biomethane tariff will degress by 10% on 1 October 2015 while biogas remains the same.  This means that biomethane tariffs for new plants will be as follows:    Existing tariff (p/kWh) New tariff - 1…

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Tags: RHI, RHI degression, biomethane, DECC, degression, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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Amber Rudd says biomethane is “part of the mix”

DECC Secretary of State Amber Rudd MP appeared on the Today programme this morning to talk about shale gas, but following a suggestion from ADBA was also asked about support for biomethane. You can hear her interview for the next 30 days via the BBC website - the segment was around 90…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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RHI degression update - future tariff reductions not clear

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DECC have released data on the RHI degression mechanism. We have put together the attached update for members.

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, RHI

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details from Ofgem, workshop dates

Following the publication of their guidance last week, Ofgem have asked us to pass on the following message, which is relevant to anyone who claims the RHI and uses crop feedstocks. In particular, please note the urgent need to submit your FMS questionnaire, and the workshops whcih will be taking…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, sustainability criteria, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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DECC to change RHI degression forecasting; clarify calculation

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As members who have attended our biomethane working groups are aware, DECC have been working on an issue with their biomethane forecasting methodology which could mean plants effectively count twice towards degression. In short, the current methodology effectively assumes that a plant will be operating at full capacity from the…

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Tags: will bushby, DECC, RHI, biomethane, RHI degression, degression, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 8 June. With work underway towards the new government's spending review, the future of the RHI topped the agenda this meeting. We started by discussing the upcoming 5% biomethane degression and moved onto a paper that ADBA is developing on…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, spending review, RHI degression, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, DfT, DECC, sustainability criteria, ENA, will bushby, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, consultation

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Crop Operators: how you can help demonstrate good practice

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With RHI sustainability criteria in place from October, and a Feed-in Tariff review likely to consider similar regulations for electricity plants, bioenergy sustainability is high on the agenda for government and industry. Over the past few years, ADBA has strongly pushed the message that the sustainability of crop feedstocks for…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, RHI, FIT, RO, crop best practice, Ofgem, DECC, Defra, biomethane to grid

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EA regulatory position statement clarifies Standard Rules can cover biofilters and biogas upgrading

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The EA has released a regulatory position statement clarifying that operators can use biofilters or biogas upgrading systems under current Standard Rules permits, pending their revision in the autumn. The position statement is available to download here. This addresses an anomoly in the current approach. In the EA's words: …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, emissions, standard rules, permits, environmental permitting, permitting, biomethane to grid, biofilters, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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Have your say on reducing costs for gas grid connections

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The Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the Gas Distribution Networks, has released a consultation this week to gather views on reducing the requirements for CV measurement at biomethane sites. ADBA has been closely involved in the pushing for the consultation, as part of the biomethane campaign group that we…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, will bushby, Ofgem, biomethane to grid

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General election: first thoughts

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After months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government.  The Conservatives' narrow majority in the Commons will no doubt be tested at times, but gives more capacity for long-term decision making than a minority administration would have had. That in itself…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, Chris Huhne, financial incentives, food waste collections, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, biomethane to grid

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