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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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The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

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The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, digestate, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

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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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PRESS STATEMENT: Food waste recycling industry responds to Gove speech

Responding to a speech made today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: "Michael Gove is absolutely right in everything he says about the scandal of food waste and the need for separate food waste collections to ensure that inedible…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, food waste, michael gove, resources & waste strategy

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Chief Executive’s blog: Recognising excellence in anaerobic digestion

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton outlines the benefits of the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme for AD plant operators, regulators, funders, and the wider public.

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, ad certification scheme, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA is closely following recent developments over Brexit

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PM Theresa May has recently presented the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration, which would regulate UK-EU relations until 2020 (transition period) and the Outline Political Declaration which frames the context of the future agreement after 2020. While the second one is a political declaration on the terms of the…

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Tags: brexit, AD plants, maintenance, foreign trade, EU, European Union, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: An award-winning partnership between Roadgas and Nottingham City Transport

Roadgas, a key supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure in the UK, was proud to stand alongside triple gold winners Nottingham City Transport at the UK Bus Awards 2018.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport, biogas, anaerobic digestion, buses

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BBSRC grants funding for AD researchers on NIBB Phase II

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Following the success of the first-generation of Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBBs) in the last 5 years, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) decided to fund a new generation of networks, with the results announced today in its website. One of the 6 awarded projects is the Environmental…

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Tags: bbsrc, anaerobic digestion, Bioenergy research, research, AD network, adnet, ebnet, 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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, nitrate, Parliament

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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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Energy Minister signals U-turn on FIT export tariff closure

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Energy & Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has signalled that the government is likely to reverse its policy of closing down the export tariff for supplying renewable electricity to the grid. In July, a government consultation proposed completely closing the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) to new applicants from March 2019, with no…

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Tags: FIT, feed-in tariff, claire perry, electricity

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry joins coalition calling for food waste collections

The UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has joined a coalition of over 40 trade bodies, campaign groups, businesses, and local authorities that has called on government to “fast-track” the rollout of separate food waste collections across England.

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Tags: press release, food waste, Charlotte Morton, resources & waste strategy, michael gove

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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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