Posted by Thom Koller

Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Setting out the role of AD in the UK Industrial Strategy

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Last week we submitted our response to the Industrial Strategy green paper consultation. Running during the last three months the consultation sought views on ten 'pillars' where the right policy could lead to increased productivity and economic growth throughout the UK. These pillars are: science, research and innovation; skills;…

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Future Billing Methodology: reducing gas to grid costs

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ADBA has now submitted its response to National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL's consultation on the Future Billing Methodology. You may download our final response here. Thank you to all the members who got in touch to help shape our submission. Our response supports the project in…

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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The role of AD in the UK’s modern industrial strategy

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During the last few months ADBA has been working with members and with industry partners to formulate our response to BEIS’s consultation on the UK's industrial strategy. The Government green paper consultation on the industrial strategy sets out ten pillars where concentrated efforts would lead to increased…

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An end to propanation?

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The Future Billing Methodology consultation taking place is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL are consulting on industry views. The consultation runs until 14 April, and you could read our draft response here. …

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Optimal use of biogas from waste streams

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The European Commission has today published its report on Optimal use of biogas from waste streams: An assessment of the potential of biogas from digestion in the EU beyond 2020. To help shape the research ADBA participated in two stakeholder workshops, validating the research approach and key findings. You can download…

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, consultation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD

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FIT guidance on feedstocks: outcomes from Ofgem workshop

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During February and March Ofgem ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the FIT feedstock and sustainability criteria that will be in effect from 1 May 2017, for all new plants. You can view this draft guidance here. We submitted our formal response, which you may access here. Following our…

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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CHP replacement under the FIT

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During 2016 ADBA began discussions with Ofgem on the topic of CHP replacement under the FIT, something which the legislation is silent on. We understand that Ofgem is yet to encounter a ‘live’ instance of a plant requiring a replacement CHP and so has not had cause to formulate…

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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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