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ADBA tells Treasury of the costs of plastic separation and disposal in food waste treatment

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At the end of last week ADBA submitted a response to HM Treasury's call for evidence on Tackling the plastic problem. The Energy and Transport tax team at HM Treasury ran the call for evidence to explore how changes to the tax system or charges could be used…

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Funding options for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)

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As will be common news to regular readers of the Policy Team blog, decarbonisation of the heat sector is one of the major policy challenges. Heat accounts for almost half of the UK's energy consumption and represents over a third of total UK emissions. As the below chart makes…

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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Ofgem issue revised Tariff Guarantee Guide

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Following the successful passing of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms through Parliament over the last few weeks the reformed and refocused scheme is due to come into force on 22nd May 2018. The Tariff Guarantee process will go live at 10AM on 22nd May 2018. Ahead of this, Ofgem has issued…

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Creating a new, independent environmental watchdog

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Earlier this year the government published the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. To ensure that environmental protection measures are supported in the coming years and that…

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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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RHI reforms pass through the House of Lords

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At just after 6:15pm on 9 May, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations successfully made their way through the Lords Grand Committee. The next step in the legislative process is for the Secretary of State to sign them into law. You can view the debate here and below you can…

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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New SEPA guidance ahead of the banning of landfill of Biodegradable Municipal Waste in Scotland

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With landfill operators in Scotland prohibited from accepting Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) for disposal at the landfill from 1 Jan 2021, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued new guidance on the ban on landfilling BMW. It describes the waste, why it will be banned, how to decide if…

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Future of heat: International comparisons of heat decarbonisation policies

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As part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)'s future framework for heat decarbonisation, Vivid Economics was commissioned to summarise the evidence base on how other countries provide heating and cooling and what the UK can learn from them. They have produced a report, which…

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Future funding for biogas heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can download the call for evidence here or read our blog from a few weeks ago for a summary. The call for evidence will help…

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Breaking news: House of Lords set to debate RHI reforms

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Following their successful journey through the House of Commons the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) the House of Lords is set to debate the regulations on Wednesday 9 May. Please note that the 'entry into force' of the regulations will not be instant upon the completion of the debate. There are formal…

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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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