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Posted in March 2015

ADBA responds to Conservative manifesto

The Conservative party has today published its manifesto.  ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented:  The Conservative manifesto is lukewarm at best on support for the green economy. Anaerobic digestion has enormous potential to support rural employment, improve our energy security and reduce carbon emissions. Our industry…

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Tags: conservative party, manfiesto, government, Parliament, MP, green economy, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA evaluates party manifestos

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Each of the main political parties have emphasised their green credentials to varying degrees in recent months. This week has seen each of the parties release their manifesto documents, enabling us to analyse their pledges in more detail. The Labour Party Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas…

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Tags: party manifestos, manifesto, Parliament, general election, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, biogas, decarbonisation, Circular Economy, waste management, recycling, food waste, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, greenhouse gas emissions, Green investment Bank, zero carbon britain, Derek Sivyer

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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers ‘exciting prospect’ for renewables sector

Liberal Democrats have today published their party manifesto document, which outlines a number of clear measures that could potentially support the renewables industry to grow substantially. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: The Liberal Democrat’s manifesto offers an exciting prospect for the renewables sector with strong,…

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Tags: Liberal Democrats, manifesto, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, zero carbon britain, government, Parliament, general election, Derek Sivyer

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Scam warning: Exhibitors Housing Services and Europa Trade

We have received information that a scam company is contacting UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibitors and visitors, trying to sell accommodation during the event. Exhibitors Housing Services (EHS) is using our name and our show UK AD & Biogas to try to get exhibitors and visitors to book accommodation…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA welcomes Labour’s green manifesto pledges

Labour has today published its party manifesto document, which includes a number of key commitments for the renewables industry. The manifesto includes pledges to: Create an Energy Security Board to plan and deliver the UK’s energy mix; including a commitment to green gas. Introduce a legal target to…

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Tags: party manifesto, general election, Labour, labourrenewables, biogas, food waste, energy security board, decarbonisation, Green investment Bank, GIB, manifesto, low carbon, Derek Sivyer

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Looking back – and looking forward – ENDS Waste&Bioenergy

As one of ADBA's partners for UK AD & Biogas 2015, ENDS Waste&Bioenergy is sharing regular insights from its reporting on the European biogas, biomass and waste to energy sectors. By Gareth Simkins A recent event in parliament provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress…

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Help us tackle the problem of grid connections

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Over the last few months we have seen evidence that some parts of the country are having difficulty getting a connection to the electricity distribution network. Ofgem are now consulting on how to improve arrangements to try and deliver an efficient process that protects the interests of consumers.  Getting…

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Tags: Ofgem, consultation, grid connection, DNO, capacity, will bushby, anaerobic digestion

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The fifth carbon budget - call for evidence

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released a call for evidence on the fifth carbon budget. The budget will put a legal limit on UK emissions of greenhouse gases over the period 2028 – 2032. The carbon budget is important as it provides benchmarks towards the 2050 target, it ensures regular progress…

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Tags: carbon budget, CCC, will bushby, Climate Change Act, climate change, low-carbon, low-carbon tech, decarbonisation, anaerobic digestion, consultation

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ADBA’s response submitted to EA consultation: digestate storage & NFU landspreading waste checklist

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We have now submitted our response to the EA's Standard Rules Consultation No.14 on landspreading and digestate storage. The EA are reviewing the standard permits available for landspreading operations including for digestate. The consultation asked for views on whether they had correctly identified the risks associated with landspreading and…

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Tags: EA, consultation, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, will bushby, NFU, standard rules, anaerobic digestion

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: ‘Raising the bar on safety and performance’

Upcoming election and raising the bar on safety and performance With May’s election drawing ever closer we must ask ourselves what a new government is likely to mean for the industry and how we can best encourage policy which acknowledges the varied benefits of AD. Our Foreword on…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, AD, bioresources, 2015 election, health and safety, safety, Training and Safety, operational performance

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Core processors: will your next smartphone be made from food waste?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) already generates some of the electricity that recharges many of our smartphones, however, exciting new R&D led by an EU project, called PlasCarb, could soon see AD generating the graphene technology that both stores and maximises the power in your smartphone. PlasCarb is currently researching…

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Tags: R&D, ADBA R&D Forum, plascarb, EU, smartphones, food waste, graphene, graphite, graphitic carbon, cpi, steven broome, hydrogen, lithium ion batteries, cancer treatment, water purification, defence equipment, source segregation, Derek Sivyer

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Tags: greenfleet, editorial, conventional biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, biofuels, renewable energy directive, indirect land use change, DfT, biomethane, air pollution, public health england, Chris Huhne, adba national conference 2014, JouleVert, Colin Matthews, vehicles, gas alliance group, tony griffiths, refuelling infrastructure, green gas trading, Labour, EU, house of lords science & technology select committee, food waste, food and drink, Liberal Democrats, zero waste britain act, source segregation, landfill ban

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Anaerobic digestion: fuelling the way to greener, smarter cities

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is often taken to mean cutting-edge digital technology, but it is just as important that planners and architects embed circular economic models at the heart of our future city designs. As well as supporting a sustainable portfolio of urban renewable energy technologies,…

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Tags: clickgreen media, editorial, smart cities, urban landscapes, future cities, planning, Green investment Bank, Circular Economy, closed loop, shaun kingsbury, recycling, biomethane, energy infrastructure, source segregation, food waste, Derek Sivyer

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