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Influential report makes long term case for renewables

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An overarching report on the potential role of renewables in the UK’s energy mix has concluded that there should be a minimum ‘low regrets’ level of renewable energy deployment, to guard against low deployment from nuclear generation and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The report, published last week by…

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Tags: decarbonisation target, Policy Connect

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ADBA advocates source segregation & landfill ban - EU waste targets review

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In what could prove an important platform for the long term development of waste policy in the UK, the European Commission has recently finished consulting on their review of waste targets. Our response to the review focused particularly on the Waste Framework Directive and Landfill Directive, arguing that European legislation…

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Tags: European Commission, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive

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Ofgem publishes draft RHI guidance

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Ofgem has published the latest draft Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) guidance document, covering RHI eligibility and how to apply for the scheme. The guidance includes advice on what is included within the capacity of a biogas CHP installation, eligible and ineligible heat uses, metering requirements and registration for biomethane producers. …

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Tags: eligibility criteria, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, RHI

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ADBA makes case for biogas in response to Heat Inquiry

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We have submitted our response to the parliamentary Heat Inquiry, which is examining how heat demand as well as emissions and costs from heat, can be reduced and wider sustainability issues around heat generation. Role of AD in heat generation Our response emphasised the flexibility of biogas as a renewable…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, heat, Heat Inquiry, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, preliminary accreditation, RHI, source segregation

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Government promises greater financial support for on-farm AD

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Good news for small scale on-farm AD could be in the offing following Defra’s response to the Ecosystem Markets Task Force report. The Task Force report, which was written by business and industry leaders, made a number of recommendations to support the growth of on-farm AD, including an assurance…

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Tags: AD loan fund, Defra, Ecosystem Markets Task Force report, Green investment Bank, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, source segregation, Wrap

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Public enthusiasm for renewable energy, concerns over energy security

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DECC’s latest survey of public attitudes has demonstrated the consistently strong support for renewable energy, as well as reflecting the public’s concerns over climate change, increases in energy bills and long term energy security. 76% of those surveyed support the use of renewable energy, while there is also increasing…

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Tags: DECC, Jordan Marshall, public attitudes

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Complying with changes to Waste Regulations: advice for Scottish businesses

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An information campaign has been launched to make Scottish businesses aware of the changes to waste regulations that will come into force from January 2014, which includes a website with advice on how to prepare. From 1 January next year, all organisations in Scotland will have to recycle their plastic, metal, glass,…

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Tags: landfill ban, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Zero Waste Scotland

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European biogas markets analysed in new report

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The EU has published their Annual Biofuels Report, which includes an overview of the biogas and biomethane market in various countries. In its overview of biogas, the report notes that “Germany and the UK are the two largest biogas producers in the EU. Germany generates 90 percent of its biogas from…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, EU, Jordan Marshall

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Biogas key to decarbonising heat in ceramics sector: DECC report

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A DECC commissioned report into decarbonising heat use in industry has pinpointed the ceramics sector as an area where biogas can have an important long term impact. The report focused on six areas (refineries, metals, non-metallic minerals (cement, ceramics, and glass), paper and pulp, chemicals, and food and drink, reviewing…

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Tags: ceramics, decarbonisation, DECC, heat

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Implementation of RO sustainability criteria delayed until 2015

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DECC have published their decision on the consultation on Renewables Obligation (RO) sustainability criteria. In a welcome move, DECC have listened to industry calls and delayed the implementation of the criteria until April 2015, which we had advocated on the basis that AD plants take around a year to build and…

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Tags: carbon calculator, DECC, GHG emissions, iLUC, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, Renewables Obligation, RO sustainability criteria

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UK & European waste policy under review

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Waste Management Plan for England We will shortly be submitting our response to Defra’s consultation on a Waste Management Plan for England, which draws together existing waste management policy in England, and is a requirement of the European revised Waste Framework Directive (rWFD). Our response focuses on government’s…

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Tags: Defra, European Commission, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive, waste review

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No change in AD gate fees: WRAP 2013 Gate Fees Report

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AD gate fees remained unchanged in the last year, according to WRAP’s 2013 Gate Fees Report. The report states that AD operators taking in food waste from local authorities currently receive a median gate fee of £41/tonne, unchanged from the figure cited in last year’s report. However, the range…

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Tags: food waste, gate fees, Wrap

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Defra outline new ABPR disposal requirements for liquid digestate

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Defra has produced its latest draft guidance document  for comment on anaerobic digestion (AD), reflecting important developments around the disposal of liquid digestate under the Animal by-Products (ABP) regulations. As was outlined at our Members’ Meeting in April, European regulation has recently been amended so that the term “digestion residues”…

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Tags: animal-by-products, Defra, digestate, European Commission, Jordan Marshall

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ADBA responds to review of EU/UK responsibility for environmental policy

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Our response to the consultation examining the interaction of EU and UK level policy on the environment and climate change largely welcomed the impact of EU-level policy, particularly with regard to waste policy. Benefits of EU-level responsibility We emphasised that the overarching revised Waste Framework Directive (rWFD) has provided the…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, End of waste, EU, Jordan Marshall, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive

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Annual AD Progress Report published

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Defra has published their annual Progress Report on the state of the AD industry, outlining the key developments of the past twelve months. The report also details where barriers still need to be tackled, and what actions government and industry are taking to address these. The report is designed to…

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Tags: AD Strategy & Action Plan, Defra

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