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Industry cleared of Northern Ireland subsidy claims

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Site inspections by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland have disproved claims that "phantom" renewable power plants earned large sums of subsidy payments. However, it has said that a small number of plants, which are currently set up to operate in a way to attract maximum…

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Catholic Church now one of the largest single consumers of green gas certificates

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More than 4,500 Catholic churches and schools have switched to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas in one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts. The deal with the Catholic Church’s energy procurement group, Inter-diocesan Fuel Management (IFM), covers 2,800 churches from 20 of the 22 Catholic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rebecca thompson, green gas, british gas, green energy, england, Wales

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Helping our members thrive

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Dear members,   As ADBA begins its membership renewals process, we have spent a lot of time speaking with members and have learned so much more about your needs and the challenges you are facing.....

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Sustainability Hub and ADBA launch new APPG

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The Sustainability Hub, of which ADBA is a member, has set up a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG to help promote and develop ideas to meet the Government’s new Net Zero obligations. The Hub is a business, NGO and academic forum championing action for a low carbon…

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One-year government spending round announced

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Boris' new government has announce that they will be carrying out a short-term spending round to cover the next year, which will be followed by a full Spending Review once Brexit negotiations have been completed. This is to provide financial certainty to Departments as they prepare for Brexit, but may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, beis, food waste operators, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, digestate, spending review, rebecca thompson, government, government policy, green policy, energy policy

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University of York and Yorkshire Water shed light on plant optimisation

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Sam Hinton, Technical Support Manager at ADBA, visited today University of York to see the progress of collaborative research into Yorkshire Water's AD optimisation. The university and plant operator are researching how to increase the throughput capacity of Yorkshire Water's existing AD…

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Tags: waste water, yorkshire water, university of york, anaerobic digestion, sewage sludge

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Ofgem call for feedback

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Ofgem are collecting views on how they could improve user experiences of the Non-Domestic RHI register. To facilitate this, they will be running a series of user research workshops and are seeking volunteers to attend at locations across the UK. If you would like to express interest in being involved,…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, biogas, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, consultation, rebecca thompson, government, policy, workshop

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PRESS RELEASE - ANAEROBIC DIGESTION BODIES WELCOME IPCC REPORT ON CLIMATE AND LAND

PRESS RELEASE - ANAEROBIC DIGESTION BODIES WELCOME IPCC REPORT ON CLIMATE AND LAND Report highlights the scale of the impact of our agricultural system on the environment and the important role land management can play in climate mitigation World Biogas Association and UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association emphasise the…

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Energy price cap dropped but not for renewables

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Ofgem has set up today the price caps levels for customers applicable to prepayment meter and default energy tariffs (including standard variable tariffs). Applicable to April 2019 -September 2019 October 2019 – March 2020 Variation Customers on default £1,254 £1,179 -£75 Prepayment meter customers £1,242 £1,217 -£25 The caps are revised twice…

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Tags: green energy, energy price cap, alberto rocamora

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Meeting with the Department for International Trade

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Yesterday, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, met with the Renewable Energy leads at the Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss ADBA’s vision for the future of the industry. They discussed outcomes from the industry workshop held in June at DIT and the importance of supporting the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, biogas, government support, government, net zero, rebecca thompson, department for international trade, export, policy, climate change

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ADBA engages with local authorities

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As part of our ongoing stakeholder engagement on the implementation of separate food waste collections, Jon Harrison and Charlotte Morton recently met Hilary Tanner from the Local Government Association, to discuss local authority views on this important policy. We agreed on the critical importance of the promised government funding, given…

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WRAP estimates 3.6 million tonnes of food waste in food production

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WRAP published last month a report on Food waste in primary production in the UK. It concludes that more work is urgently needed on food surplus and waste on the farm as they are a critical area of the food chain: Around 3.6 million tonnes of food surplus and waste occur…

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RHI and RTFO dual entitlement rules

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Following the last RHI closure group, BEIS officials provided the position agreed between BEIS, DfT and Ofgem on dual participation on the RHI and RTFO: Last year it was confirmed that dual participation on the RHI and the RTFO was possible although it was noted that the RHI Regulations were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, rtfcs, rhi closure group, dual participation

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Meeting between ADBA and BEIS about future policy support for electricity generation

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Last week Rebecca Thompson, Senior Policy Manager at ADBA, met with the Head of Biomass Electricity at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the Anaerobic Digestion sector. They discussed that new support for renewable electricity generation, Contracts for Difference, did not effectively support biogas electricity generation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, CAP, beis, Biomass, agriculture, agriculture bill, common agriculture policy, rebecca thompson, biogas to electricity, electricity, renewable electricity, seg, smart export guarantee, CfD, Contracts for Difference

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Engaging with the new Government

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Engaging with the new Government ADBA has hit the ground running in our engagement with the new Government, with Charlotte Morton writing welcome letters, and requesting meetings with, all relevant Secretaries of State at the Treasury, Business, Agriculture, Trade, International Development and Local Government departments. Charlotte has made it clear…

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