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2030 EU deal: renewables to provide 27% of energy

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Extending the current binding targets to 2020, the European Commission this week announced EU-wide 2030 targets for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generating energy from renewable sources. A 40% cut in GHG emissions (relative to 1990 levels), alongside the use of at least 27% of energy from renewables will be required across member states…

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Tags: 2030 targets, air pollution, biomethane vehicles, Climate Change Act, climate change targets, EU, European Commission, GHG emissions, Jordan Marshall, renewable target

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Low Carbon Truck Trial: free review event (30 January)

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Cenex will be hosting a free event next week (30 January), allowing industry, government and academia to review the results from the Low Carbon Truck Trial. The event will be taking place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Findings from the ongoing trials will be discussed, as will other…

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Tags: DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Low Carbon Truck Trial, tsb

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Over quarter million employed in biogas - IRENA report

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A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency mapping employment in renewables has identified that 266,000 people are directly employed in biogas around the world. Nearly a fifth of this employment is based in Germany, with China and India unsurprisingly leading the way with a combined 175,000 jobs. ADBA has estimated that…

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Tags: International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, jobs, Jordan Marshall

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FIT update: consultation pushed to February

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As we first informed you in late November, DECC has committed to launching a consultation, including a tariff review, to address Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) degression for small scale (<500kW) AD projects. ADBA, along with other associations such as REA, NFU, CLA and RASE, welcomed the news which followed strong efforts…

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Tags: DECC, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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EU Skills report maps gas vehicle sector

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A report analysing the role of gas vehicles in cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as the key trends in vehicle growth and fuel demand has been published by Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills). Key conclusions from the report include: Biofuels, CNG, and LNG are likely to remain…

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Tags: biomethane in transport, CNG, EU Skills, gas vehicle hub, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, LNG

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AD developers: Opportunity beckons in the Orkneys

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The Scottish Government contacted me today informing me that they are looking to identify AD developers who are interested in building an AD plant near the town of Kirkwall on Orkneys mainland. Zero Waste Scotland last year undertook a feasibility study looking at the potential feedstocks, with the focus now…

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Tags: expression of interest, Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland

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Ministers slammed over failure to support food waste collections

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Appearing before a Lords’ inquiry into building a biowaste economy, two DECC ministers and one Defra minister faced repeated questioning about the lack of drive to support separate food waste collections in England. Resource minister Dan Rogerson MP, as well as energy minister Michael Fallon MP and climate change minister…

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Tags: Dan Rogerson, DECC, Defra, Greg Barker, Jordan Marshall, Lords, Michael Fallon, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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DECC confirms post-RO support under CfD strike prices

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Shortly before Christmas, government announced the final strike prices that will underpin the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism, which will replace the Renewables Obligation for new generation in 2017. Available to AD projects over 5MW and sewage sludge projects, the mechanism works by using “strike prices” to reduce the risk of…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, decarbonisation target, DECC, Energy Act, Jordan Marshall, Renewables Obligation

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Upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group & Doncaster site visit: 27 January

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Accompanied by a site visit to Future Biogas’ recently commissioned site in Doncaster, the upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group will also see presentations from DECC and Ofgem covering the RHI accreditation process for gas-to-grid projects and more broadly government’s long term support for the sector through the RHI,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, CNG Services, DECC, Elster, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas grid injection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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JRC publishes final End of Waste report

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The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now published its final Technical Report on end of waste criteria for biodegradable waste. The report will shortly be sent to DG Environment prior to the preparation of proposals for Commission regulations. It will then need to be approved by Member States…

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Tags: Defra, digestate, End of waste, European Commission, final report, JRC, PAS 110, Wrap

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Transport Working Group preview: 14 January

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As well as a discussion on the Department for Transport’s (DfT) strategy to support the use of biomethane and gas in HGVs, Tuesday’s Transport Working Group meeting in London will also consider the full range of funding opportunities available to biomethane and gas vehicles and refuelling infrastructure. With…

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Tags: Autumn Statement, biomethane vehicles, DfT, fuel duty differential, gas strategy, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, OLEV

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AHVLA guidance on AD: draft for comment

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Defra has produced its latest draft guidance document  for comment on anaerobic digestion (AD), covering the requirements that operators have to meet under the Animal by-Products Regulations (ABPR). Covered within the draft document include: EU regulation making liquid digestate subject to ABP regulatory controls Treatment of waste water Controls on…

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Tags: AHVLA, Animal Health, Defra, food waste, Jordan Marshall

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FIT pre-accreditation: Ofgem issues guidance for generators using ICP

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Following a number of queries from prospective generators around the requirements that they have to meet to demonstrate evidence of a grid connection agreement when using an independent connections provider (ICP), Ofgem has now published a guidance note to specifically address the issue. Whereas Ofgem’s current guidance document only…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, ICP, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes: Defra consulting

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In response to the Red Tape Challenge, which concluded that it is onerous for some small businesses to fill in Waste Transfer Notes (WTNs), Defra is consulting on proposals to allow certain documents to be used as an alternative to WTNs in England and Wales. A WTN is a document…

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Tags: Defra, Jordan Marshall, Waste Transfer Notes

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DfT push for greater support for biomethane vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a call for evidence on advanced fuels, which pledges to consider greater support for biomethane vehicles. DfT’s call for evidence also requests information on the technical potential and timescales for deployment for biomethane, as well as other fuels such as hydrogen and…

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Tags: biomethane vehicles, DfT, gas strategy, gas vehicles, HGVs, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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