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Research into road verge grass

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Students at the Centre for Doctoral training in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds are currently researching the use of road verge grass as a feedstock for AD, and the best uses for the biogas produced.  As a part of their research they would like to understand the…

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RHI tariffs and degression

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As we announced last week the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations have now been laid before Parliament. Read our blog for further information. From 14 March it will take between 6 and 10 weeks for them to be passed into law. This means the implementation date is expected to be sometime in May. Although…

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RHI regulations released

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. You can view them here. The new regulations consolidate recent amendments; for specific details about the changes being introduced please get in touch with the policy team. Our summary of the changes is available here. Some of…

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ADBA submit views on FIT draft guidance

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During the last few weeks Ofgem has been running a consultation to collect views their draft gudiance for the new FIT rules relating to feedstock restrictions and the sustainability criteria. Thank you to all those members that got in touch to contribute. The new guidance will be applicable to all…

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Ofgem launch Targeted Charging Review

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Following their open letter last summer and the ongoing ‘minded to’ decision relating to CMP264/265 and the charging arrangements for embedded generation, Ofgem has now launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider charges relating to: fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, FIT, RO, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, Ofgem, thom koller

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Ofgem issues RO closure guidance

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Following consultation Ofgem has published its guidance on the closure of the Renewables Obligation scheme. The RO closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. You can download this guidance here. Of particular interest to those members pursuing the RO is this guidance’s clarification on the ‘grid or radar…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, ro closure, consultation, guidance, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, thom koller

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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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Ofgem to run workshop on new FIT guidance - do you want to attend?

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Following last year's FIT consultation, on 8 February 2017 BEIS issued the government response. This contained details of the sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions that are being introduced on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017. Ofgem has now published draft guidance on…

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Biomethane to Grid - Future Billing Methodology

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The Future Billing Methodology is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. With 83% of GB homes currently heated by gas, alternatives such as biomethane are crucial to support the move to low carbon energy, ensuring the least cost and inconvenience for end…

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Ofgem issue intentions for embedded benefits

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Ofgem has published a consultation following two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised to call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers to avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e. Triad payments. This consultation follows…

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Select Committee on Economic Affairs publish findings on UK energy policy

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Last year we submitted views to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on the economics of UK energy policy. The Committee has now published its report, The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market. You can download the report here: https://www.publications.parliament.uk…

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Transport Working Group - 16 May

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ADBA's Transport Working Group will meet on 16 May 10.00-13.00 in London to discuss the latest development in biomethane fuelled buses, HGVs, LGVs and more. The Group will also provide those attending with an update on any discussions with DfT and provide a forum for discussing the Renewable Transport…

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FIT consultation: Ofgem release updated queue

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Ofgem has just released an update of the Feed-in Tariff deployment queue. As the below table shows the government response last week to the FIT has not led to a rush to apply to the scheme. The 5MW deployment cap for Tariff Period 1 2017 is currently 'full' meaning that…

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