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Ofgem issue minded to decision on Targeted Charging Review

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In August 2017 Ofgem launched the Targeted Charging Review (TCR). This is a consultation on changes to the way in which the regulator recovers the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of charges: ‘forward-looking charges…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, embedded generation, embedded benefits, Ofgem, consultation, tnuos, bsuos, thom koller

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ADBA supports biogas in BEIS consultation to improve air quality by limiting biomass

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As previously explained (1) (2), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is undertaking a consultation aiming to exclude new biomass combustion plants in urban areas located on the gas grid from the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) support. ADBA has prepared an answer, supporting BEIS position to exclude…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, air pollution, air quality, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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ADBA discusses future AD regulation with Environment Agency and other stakeholders

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On Wednesday I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum with the Environment Agency (EA) and other industry groups. Given the number of EA officers attending, AD and the biowaste sector more widely are clearly an area of growing importance to the EA. Some of the issues discussed were: Plastics - the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, Environment Agency, Ollie More

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EAC Committee highlights AD in nitrate report

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The Environmental Audit Committee in Parliament has produced a report on progress to reducing nitrate pollution. The report contains an entry on anaerobic digestion, and positively states that AD offers an effective solution to managing sewerage sludge in particular, and repurposing waste as a resource. The report also recognises the…

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RHI degression update - estimated spend up to September 2018

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Earlier this month we published a blog with our assessment as to whether there would be a degression on 1 January 2019 to the biomethane and large biogas tariff for new applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). As you can read about in more detail in our blog,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, degression, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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Biomethane identified as ‘low-regret’ in a new report from the Committee on Climate Change

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today released a report on Hydrogen in a low-carbon economy. You can access the full report here. The report investigates the hydrogen pathway to eliminating the direct use of hydrocarbon fuels for heating buildings by 2050, to meet the targets the UK has under…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, committee on climate change, hydrogen, beis, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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With budget available in the RHI Tariff Guarantee pot will we see new biomethane applications?

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As you can see from the below below table (drawn from Ofgem data updated on 16 November 2018), there remains significant headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff Guarantee (TG) pot. Close to £60m worth of RHI spend is still available for projects commencing in the financial year 2020/21 Year FY 18/19 FY 19/20 …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, financial close, thom koller

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ADBA presents a draft response to BEIS consultation on biomass combustion on urban area

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As exposed in this article, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched last month a consultation on biomass combustion eligibility under Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can read the consultation document here. The consultation proposes to exclude new biomass combustion located in urban areas and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, air pollution, air quality, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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Update on RHI Tariff Guarantees

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Ofgem publishes a weekly progress report on the RHI Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. Here are the headlines: There have been 117 applications for Tariff Guarantees (across all eligible technologies), including resubmissions - up 6 from last week. Ofgem have issued 61 provisional tariff guarantee notices…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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Now in force: 4-week response time to Ofgem RHI information requests

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From 12th November 2018, Ofgem has reduced the time given to applicants to respond to requests for further information from 12 weeks to 4 weeks. This change is intended to give staff at Ofgem more time to focus on active applications, with inactive applications now being removed more swiftly. This change will apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, Ofgem, thom koller

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Ofgem continue to make progress on issuing biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process, Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. Here are the need to know details: There have been 111 applications for Tariff Guarantees …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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WRAP launches its twelfth annual gate fee survey - share your views now

WRAP is undertaking its twelfth annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. The operators section of the survey is particularly aimed at companies operating organic waste recycling facilities, specifically anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting. All information received through the survey is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, thom koller

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ADBA discusses the biomethane TG commissioning deadline with gas networks

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ADBA participated in a new round of the Biomethane networks hosted by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) on October 31st 2018. During this meeting, representatives of the biomethane industry, grid operators and stakeholders discussed technical barriers to the commissioning of ~30 new biomethane plant  by 31 January 2020. The main topics covered were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, clocc, future billing methodology, energy networks association, riio-2, GDNs, nts, fuel duty differential, alberto rocamora

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25 biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices now issued

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process, Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. Here are the need to know details: There have been 111 applications for Tariff Guarantees …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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15% degression for biomethane 1 Jan 2019

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From the latest government data the biomethane tariff of the Renewable Heat Incentive appears set for a degression of 15% on 1 January 2019.   Conditions for degression Under the reformed Renewable Heat Incentive three conditions are considered to determine the tariff degressions: Overall scheme deployment (there are two total scheme thresholds; at 50%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI degression, degression, thom koller, biogas, thom koller

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