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DECC’s budget announced as Treasury purse strings tighten

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HM Treasury has announced a £70 million spending reduction in DECC’s annual budget, which equates to 2 per cent of the department’s total spend. With the government’s pledge to reduce public spending by £13 billion over the next two years – while ringfencing health, education,…

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Tags: treasury, budget, DECC, carbon brief, simon evans, biomethane, biomethane to grid working group, government, uk ad & biogas 2015, EU, nuclear, spending review, will bushby, Derek Sivyer

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Devil in the detail – the programme for government

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Following last year’s Autumn Conservative Party conference I wrote that, regardless of the lack of green rhetoric, for the renewables industry the devil is in the detail. The Government has now set out its legislative stall in the Queen’s Speech but there is scant detail there…

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Tags: government, queen's speech, energy bill, onshore wind, paris conference, oil and gas authority, Ofgem, climate change, national grid, green agenda, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S OPINION PIECE: Will Conservatives ban landfilling food waste?

Matt Hale, international sales manager, HRS heat exchangers explains how using heat exchangers in AD processes can save energy, money and the environment. While the ‘circular economy’ was once a buzzword, it is now an accepted phrase and end goal, yet putting it into practice is not quite…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, Circular Economy, conservative, government, Parliament, Mayor of London, Pasteurisation, CHP, boris johnson, liz truss, food waste, landfill ban, recycling, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA’s “who’s who” guide to key government ministers

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As Matt wrote earlier this week, after months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government. David Cameron’s decision to appoint two reputable modernisers to the Department of Energy & Climate Change – the new Secretary of State, Rt Hon Amber…

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Tags: government, ministers, DCLG, DECC, Defra, DfT, greg clark, andrew jones, patrick mcloughlin, liz truss, lord bourne, andrea leadsome, amber rudd, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA comments on UK food waste policy

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, has commented on UK food waste policy for LAWR's May Issue: With a growing world population and over one million people accessing food banks in the UK alone, food is a resource that we cannot afford to waste. Despite that, about 15 million tonnes…

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Tags: quote, lawr, food waste, landfill ban, Northern Ireland, source segregation, waste collections, policy, government, Derek Sivyer

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Industry recognises food waste’s role in green cities

ADBA’s second dinner debate formed a consensus on the substantial potential of food waste as a vital resource for greener, smarter city designs. Held in central London under Chatham House Rule, the debate included leaders from AD operators, waste collection firms, residual waste treatment sites and waste management…

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Tags: executive dinner debate, press release, food waste, urban design, smart cities, cities, green cities, incineration, waste hierachy, government, local authorities, resource, recycling, biomethane, transport, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA responds to Conservative manifesto

The Conservative party has today published its manifesto.  ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented:  The Conservative manifesto is lukewarm at best on support for the green economy. Anaerobic digestion has enormous potential to support rural employment, improve our energy security and reduce carbon emissions. Our industry…

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Tags: conservative party, manfiesto, government, Parliament, MP, green economy, Derek Sivyer

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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers ‘exciting prospect’ for renewables sector

Liberal Democrats have today published their party manifesto document, which outlines a number of clear measures that could potentially support the renewables industry to grow substantially. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: The Liberal Democrat’s manifesto offers an exciting prospect for the renewables sector with strong,…

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Tags: Liberal Democrats, manifesto, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, zero carbon britain, government, Parliament, general election, Derek Sivyer

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Government aspires to £100bn bioeconomy

In a cross-departmental policy paper released yesterday, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, ‘Waste or resource? Stimulating a Bioeconomy’, to be worth £100 billion. In particular, the…

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Tags: government, bioeconomy, House of Lords, new innovation, food waste, R&D, ADBA R&D Forum, Derek Sivyer

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Action plan update shows progress, but more to do

Defra has released its annual assessment of the Government’s Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan, which was launched in 2011. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: ADBA has been pleased to work with government, our members and industry partners to deliver the AD Strategy.   While the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan, press release, Charlotte Morton, industry regulation, Derek Sivyer, government

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Energy Minister supports Clearfleau’s renewable energy technology

On Tuesday (February 10th 2015), Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change officially opened the on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plant designed and built by Clearfleau at the Nestlé confectionery factory at Fawdon, Newcastle.  The Minister was shown around the plant…

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Tags: amber rudd, energy minister, government, Clearfleau, nestlé, Energy from Waste, Minister, Derek Sivyer, member's press release

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Biomethane industry delivers wake up call to government

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Senior industry representatives have called on the political parties to set a robust policy framework to support the use of biomethane in transport ahead of next May’s General Election. Speakers at ADBA’s second UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference hosted in Northampton on Tuesday (09 September 2014) noted…

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Tags: biomethane, Derek Sivyer, government, manifesto, UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014

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Biomethane: London’s answer to saving thousands of lives

In the week in which senior industry leaders came together at ADBA’s second UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference (09 September 2014) to discuss the sector’s strong growth and limiting factors, the Mayor of London has appeared before the House of Common’s Environmental Audit Committee …

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Tags: biomethane, Derek Sivyer, government, London, Mayor of London, UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014

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Renewables industry unifies around key tests for next Government

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Leading renewable energy trade bodies have come together to launch “key tests” for the political parties ahead of the next General Election. The grouping, which includes ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association), BHA (the British Hydropower Association), the British Photovoltaic Association, the Renewable Energy Association,…

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Tags: Action for Renewables, campaign, Derek Sivyer, government, key tests, manifestos, renewable energy, Tony Juniper

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Renewables industry united on 'key tests' for government policy

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ADBA has joined with other renewable energy trade bodies to launch “key tests” for the political parties ahead of next May’s General Election. As we know, the potential for renewable technologies including biogas over the next parliament is huge, but we will need political support to…

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Tags: biogas, Derek Sivyer, government, key tests, manifesto, renewable energy

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