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RHI Regulations Update - Contact Your MP

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The long Easter recess has had a knock-on effect on the passage of legislation through Parliament.  The most important piece that has been delayed are the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations, which at the time of writing are still slowly progressing through the Parliamentary process. ADBA is keenly aware that…

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London report calls for less incineration and more AD

ADBA has welcomed a report published by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee that describes incineration of household waste as one of the ‘least desirable forms of management in the waste hierarchy’. The report states that the amount of waste sent for incineration has more…

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Parliamentary Event - Energy Innovation Forum: Looking to the Future

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ADBA has been asked to invite its members to exhibit at a forthcoming display of green energy technology in Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, parliamentarians will be invited to come and meet those involved in the green energy, technology and research sectors in…

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Focus on Soil Health in 25 Year Plan for Nature

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Theresa May has launched DEFRA’s long-awaited 25 Year Plan for Nature, a comprehensive assessment of  what steps the Government will take in order to safeguard our land, water and air for future generations. While the main headline focus has been on plastics reduction, the strategy contains important ambitions…

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ADBA Receives RHI Reassurances

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Following on from our communications with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and further pressure from our members, ADBA has this week received a new letter from the Minster for Climate Change, Claire Perry MP. The letter provides a clearer timetable for the passage of the delayed RHI…

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Industrial Strategy Highlights Bioeconomy

Overshadowed somewhat by the announcement of the Royal Wedding today, the Government has published the details of its long-awaited Industrial Strategy and associated sector deals. ADBA has been engaging with the key Government departments to ensure that AD and bioresources industry are recognised in this process and positively, the Strategy…

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Taking AD to the Heart of Government

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Charlotte Morton and Jon Harrison had an opportunity to take AD to the heart of government this week with a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on the Environment, Sir John Randall. Meeting Sir John at No.10 Downing Street, Charlotte and Jon had an opportunity  to…

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RHI Reform Update

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ADBA is aware that many members continue to be concerned regarding the ongoing delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms and associated tariff rate. We have been in touch with the office of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the risks to sector…

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ADBA Sends Budget Asks to Treasury

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver the 2017 Budget to Parliament on 22nd November 2017. ADBA has written to the Exchequer Secretary setting out the key policies that can boost AD across the UK. We’ve been hearing a more positive position from Ministers and officials on the issue of…

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Clean Growth Plan Published

The Government has published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, which is intended to set out how Ministers intend to cut emissions and grow the economy in a sustainable way. The Strategy contains some good news on our progress so far -the UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while…

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ADBA Party Conference Roundup

At the time of writing, Charlotte Morton and I have just returned from attending the main political party conferences. The gatherings are a chance for party members to catch up, Ministers to preen themselves on the main stage and most importantly, for policy debates to happen both in and out…

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Party Games - Parliamentary Update

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The formation of Parliamentary Committees is one reason why progress on key legislation has been so slow since the election.

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ADBA engages with new Select Committee Chairmen

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In a sign that things in Parliament are getting back to normal after a tumultuous couple of months, MPs have elected the Chairmen of the new House of Commons Select Committees. These important bodies have a give role in scrutinizing the Departments of State for effectiveness, monitoring the implementation of…

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Urge BEIS to re-table RHI regulations

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Tell the new minister of the need to re-table the RHI regulations

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Poll-itics

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A look at the numbers behind the confusing political opinion polls.

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