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Breaking news: House of Lords set to debate RHI reforms

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Following their successful journey through the House of Commons the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) the House of Lords is set to debate the regulations on Wednesday 9 May. Please note that the 'entry into force' of the regulations will not be instant upon the completion of the debate. There are formal…

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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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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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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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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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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat decarbonisation, heat networks, dnos, GDNs, innovation, 2050, thom koller, network charging

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Scottish Government issue ambitious Climate Change Plan for 2018-2032

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The Scottish Government has today published the Climate Change Plan: The Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032. The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It includes chapters covering sectors of the Scottish economy, including: Electricity,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Government, food waste, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, district heat, thom koller

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Ofgem RHI Industry Forum update

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Last week I attended Ofgem's RHI Industry Forum. The forum is an advisory body, not a decision making body. The purpose of this group is to assist Ofgem by reviewing selected procedures and documents associated with the delivery of both the Domestic and Non-Domestic RHI schemes and to…

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Consultation on the future of gas

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Carbon Connect is holding a consultation on the future role of low carbon gas and the contribution it can make to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, called the Future of Gas Series, will also look at policy developments required to enable its continued deployment as…

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ADBA biomethane working group - London 2 March

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Now that the RHI regulations have been laid we want to hold a meeting of our Biomethane-to-grid Working Group. The aim would be to go through collectively the legislation and try and be as prepared as possible for the implementation date.  This would probably be a three hour meeting,…

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Breaking news - RHI regulations laid before Parliament

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The long-awaited RHI regulations have now been laid before Parliament. There will be a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate, and subsequent parliamentary approval, but after this the regulations would come in force. These timings are indicative, and subject to parliamentary time. The regulations will become…

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) changes delayed until new year

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this week informed us that the legislation required to introduce the increased biomethane and biogas tariffs, tariff guarantees and crop restrictions to the RHI, will be delayed until the start of next year. They had aimed to introduce legislation this…

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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