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Registration now open for latest Contracts for Difference round

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that registration for the next round of the Contracts for Difference scheme is now open and accepting bids. The third round is expected to open by May 2019. Projects will be competing for an annual budget of £60 milion for delivery…

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Brexit Update

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Theresa May has held Brexit talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in an attempt to encourage them to support her request for an extension to Article 50. EU leaders are keen to understand what a further extension would be used for and the Prime Minister will be expected to provide…

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Case Study - Implementing AD for Food Waste Collections

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Given the publication of the Government's consultations into implementing the Resources & Waste Strategy, ADBA are undertaking to demonstrate how local authorities can implement seperate food waste collections, and send that inedible food waste to anaerobic digestion. We are pleased to feature Newcastle Under Lyme in Staffordshire, who…

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Italian Biogas Inspiration

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ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison was lucky to join a delegation to Lombardy last week, hosted by the CircE project and the regional government. There were attendees from several different countries, from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, France and Cyprus. The schedule was pretty full-on and over the two and…

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Brexit Update

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Last week MPs voted on a series of motions regarding the Prime Minster’s Brexit Plans. Most significantly, a motion proposing a second referendum was heavily defeated – by a margin greater than the Prime Minister’s actual deal was defeated by. However, MPs also voted to request…

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BEIS Committee to Explore Energy Infrastructure Investment

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The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry to examine the outlook for future investment in energy infrastructure in the UK. The Committee will be looking at whether the Government needs a new approach to bring forward investment to deliver a low carbon, low cost energy system…

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Labour Publish Green Economy Proposals

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The Labour Party have set out their plans for a ‘Green New Deal’, after previously promising to create hundreds of thousands of new green jobs across the country. The proposals, outlined by Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, will involve a national call for evidence and a…

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New Data On Food Waste Collections

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Our ongoing parliamentary engagement with supportive MPs has turned up some interesting information on the tonnage of food waste currently collected by those local authorities who separately collect it. We are currently tabling additional parliamentary questions so to find out the potential total tonnage that could be collected per authority,…

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Brexit Update

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The evening of Tuesday 29th January saw the latest extraordinary twists and turns in the Parliamentary Brexit drama, as the clock ticks down to the end of March. Due to a previous government defeat, MPs were allowed to table amendments to a government motion that would have directed ministers on…

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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also published  The Government has published its long-awaited Resources &…

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections

Date: 18th December 2018 Embargo: Immediate ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections in Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, member's press release, Charlotte Morton, consultation, Defra, beis, local authorities

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Preparing for separate food waste collections

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At the ADBA National Conference this week, Investment Minister Graham Stuart MP dropped a strong hint that the forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy will contain a provision mandating compulsory separate food waste collections in England. This has now been reported in The Times, seemingly confirming that our hard-fought campaign is…

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EAC Committee highlights AD in nitrate report

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The Environmental Audit Committee in Parliament has produced a report on progress to reducing nitrate pollution. The report contains an entry on anaerobic digestion, and positively states that AD offers an effective solution to managing sewerage sludge in particular, and repurposing waste as a resource. The report also recognises the…

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ABDA Budget review – Good news for transport, work to do on food waste

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This week’s Budget contained some good news for the anaerobic digestion sector, with some hints of more positive action down the line. ADBA welcomed the confirmation that Ministers will maintain the difference between alternative and main road fuel duty rates until 2032 to support the decarbonisation of the UK…

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