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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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Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD. Highlighting the benefits it can bring in renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, and natural fertiliser. In her…

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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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ADBA Chief Executive meets Michael Gove at DEFRA Roundtable

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Charlotte Morton put forward our ideas to influence the forthcoming Resource and Waste Strategy this week at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. The roundtable saw discussion of a number of topics including opportunities for innovation and how to drive sustained action involving the government, the…

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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AD Highlighted in new London Environment Strategy

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The Mayor of London’s office has published its long-awaited Environment Strategy. As anyone who lives in the capital will know, the city faces major challenges, from hugely polluted air, noise pollution and, critically for supporting the anaerobic digestion sector, no comprehensive plan for tackling the huge amount of…

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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