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Biomethane and HM Treasury’s fuel duty differential

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Following the publication by the Department for Transport of the Road to Zero Strategy, government is now underway on a follow-up piece of work on natural gas and biomethane as vehicle fuels. If you missed the Strategy and wish to see our summary of that click here. The Road to…

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National Infrastructure Commission calls for mandatory separate food waste collections by 2025

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Last week, the National Infrastructure Commission released their National Infrastructure Assessment. The Assessment, which you can read here, aims to provide a clear, long term strategy for the UK’s economic infrastructure from 2020 to 2050, which can then provide long term clarity for industry and the supply chain. The Commission…

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DfT issues Road to Zero Strategy

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today launched the Road to Zero Strategy which promises a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country, reducing emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and new measures to drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks. …

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Still a week to apply to the £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme

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The Department for Transport is inviting applications to its Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, with the deadline for applications extended to Monday 16th July 2018. ULEB is intended to be a more ambitious scheme, with qualifying buses producing at least 30% less GHG emissions than a conventional Euro VI bus and…

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Mystery 41 non-Tariff Guarantee biomethane-to-grid projects

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee (TG) process, there are 46 new biomethane applications that will build out between now and January 2020. (You can find our latest news on the TG process here). …

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ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. Running until 14 August 2018, the consultation looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as food production, heating homes. You…

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Emissions reductions under the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)

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As Emiliano set out in his blog a few weeks ago, on 13 June a compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This final text was endorsed by the EU ambassadors (the EU's Council) on 27 June. This means that the Directive…

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CCC call for a decision on post-RHI framework by the end of the year

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The Committee on Climate Change has today issued its tenth Progress Report to Parliament. You can download the report here. The Report singles out two notable successes – both of which the anaerobic digestion industry has contributed to. These are the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions from the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, committee on climate change, CCC, progress report to parliament, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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How to align reporting periods on the RHI and FIT

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With the introduction of feedstock restrictions for new plants registering onto the Feed-in Tariff and sustainability criteria reporting from 1 May 2017, many ADBA members reported to us that much of the data and processes used to produce these reports was the same as that undertaken for the RHI but the…

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Ofgem update on Tariff Guarantee applications

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The Tariff Guarantee application process under the Renewable Heat Incentive opened on 22 May 2018 and has seen 78 applications to date from the different eligible technologies, with 40-50 of these being biomethane plants. You can check my blog from last week for further details on the estimated committed spend these projects constitute,…

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Phased end to embedded benefits now underway

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Ofgem is proceeding to remove net charging for all smaller embedded generation (which includes AD plants exporting electricity to the grid) and is currently around £47.30/kW and replace it with a payment of a value equal to the value of avoided Grid Supply Point investment according to National Grid…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, feed-in tariff, Ofgem, cmp264, cmp265, embedded benefits, embedded generation, triad payments, tnuos, thom koller

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Urgent: RHI biogas and biomethane plants – action needed on tariff uplift by 22 June

Following the coming into force of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff uplifts, Ofgem has been sending out reminders directly to biogas/biomethane applicants who are eligible for a tariff uplift. Several applicants are yet to respond - but urgent action must be taken.  As part of the 22nd…

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Ofgem publish responses to price control consultation

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RIIO is Ofgem's approach to ensuring the monopoly companies who run the UK's gas and electricity networks have enough revenue to run an efficient network that delivers what customers need. RIIO stands for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. You can read our earlier blog for further information on the…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee applications rise to 77, 40-50 expected to be biomethane

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On 15th June Ofgem updated their Tariff Guarantee report to reflect the latest applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since the reforms to the scheme came into effect on 22 May 2018. As the below table shows, there are now 77 Tariff Guarantee applications and the estimated total commitment per financial…

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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