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Future Billing Methodology: consultation response aims for 108 TWh by 2050

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing FWACV on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, fwacv, propanation, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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ADBA calls on new BEIS Select Committee to review embedded benefits changes

We are still waiting to hear back from our joint letter to BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark MP on embedded benefits that we submitted in April. In the meantime, ADBA has suggested to the ADE - who led on the letter – that we send a similar letter to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, beis committee, embedded benefit, triad, network charging, thom koller

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BEIS launch independent review into the cost of energy

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Industrial Strategy, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that an independent review into the cost of energy will be undertaken, led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE. The Secretary of State announced: All homes and businesses rely on an affordable and secure energy supply and the government is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, industrial strategy, Climate Change Act, paris agreement, energy costs, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, thom koller

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Ofgem begin Significant Code Review

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Following consultation earlier in the year Ofgem has decided to launch a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR), which will: Consider reform of residual charging for transmission and distribution, for both generation and demand, to ensure it meets the interests of consumers, both now and in future; and …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, consultation, significant code review, triad payments, embedded benefit, tnuos, bsuos, cmp264, cmp265, network charging, thom koller

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 1)

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With a new government in place, declining financial incentives for energy generation and a need to replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that currently supports British farming, ADBA is developing new policy recommendations relating to the energy and non-energy related benefits of AD. AD provides on-site energy for farms…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, Defra, thom koller

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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Ofgem issue corrected FIT deployment queue data

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A couple of weeks ago we posted an article on the FIT capacity queue. Ofgem has now issued corrected data and this article updates the FIT queue - contrary to what we posted, if you were to apply for the FIT today your project would now be eligible from 1 January,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, deployment queue, thom koller

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Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller, consultation, claire perry mp, Alan Whitehead, labour party

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DfT support for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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DfT is running a consultation on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the added…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, alternative fuels infrastructure, ldvs, category b licence, consultation, thom koller

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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BEIS set out plans to upgrade UK energy system

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BEIS and Ofgem have today release a report on 'Upgrading our Energy System'. The report is a response to the call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system which concluded at the beginning of the year. You can download the report here. The full response to the consultation and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, smart energy systems, flexible generation, energy storage, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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Share your views on London’s food waste situation

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee is running a sixth month inquiry into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. The three areas of focus are: Waste reduction and the circular economy - how to reduce waste and utilise the circular econonmy Recycling - the…

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The Road to RIIO-2 (Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs)

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Ofgem has published an open letter on RIIO-2 Framework. 'RIIO' stands for the formula through which revenue is calculated, Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs. RIIO-2 will determine the next price controls for the network companies running the gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks. The current price controls for gas and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, network innovation, riio-2, Ofgem, consultation, thom koller

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Key messages from Committee on Climate Change’s latest progress report

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The Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) lastest progress report warns that the UK is in danger of not meeting the fifth carbon budget, which requires a 57% reduction in GHG emissions by 2028-32, relative to 1990 levels. According to the report three-quarters of the emissions decline from 2012 to 2016 has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth plan, emissions reduction plan, committee on climate change, eu ets, Green Alliance, chaitanya kumar, thom koller

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