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Green Finance Strategy to boost investments in green energy

The Department for Business Energy and the Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has presented its Green Finance Strategy. This document aims to align the private sector with the UK's ambitious climate targets while contributing to the country’s financial sector services. This will be done through three axes: greening finance…

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Regulations enabling Tariff Guarantee extension to January 2021 published today

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Today, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid regulations to extend the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)’s Tariff Guarantee for one extra year, to 31st January 2021, from the current deadline next 31st January 2020. These regulations put into effect changes first made public on Friday 31 May…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, tariff guarantee budget

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HNIP Application Form Seminar on 28/06/2019

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Triple Point Heat Networks, BEIS's partner in implementing Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), is organising a workshop on application procedure for the HNIP on Friday 28th June 2019, starting at 10h00 at Gemserv, 8 Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4AJ.  To register for the event you can sign up on…

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UKEF support to fossil fuels questioned in the House of Commons

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has presented the UK Export Finance (UKEF) 19th Report covering the period 2017-2019 to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. UKEF is UK’s export credit agency. The report critics the high level of support for fossil fuel energy projects, £2.5…

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BEIS publishes consultation outcome on SEG’s part A

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BEIS has published today its answer to the second consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation, part A on the smart export guarantee (SEG) design. Following the 3,000 responses received, the government has decided that the SEG will enter into force in January 2020 and, to maintain the basic features proposed…

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ADBA visits Europe’s biggest biomethane plant in Spain

Last Friday, ADBA was invited to visit the biggest biomethane plant in Europe, located in Valdemingómez technological park in Madrid (Spain) waste treatment complex. This compound accounts for two dry AD plants (Las Dehesas and La Paloma) and an upgrading facility, which allows it to inject 6,500 m3/h…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, spain, necp, alberto rocamora

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The use of biomethane as transport fuel continues to grow in the UK

Earlier this month, the Department for Transport published the latest biofuel statistics from the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) current reporting period (11), running from April 2018 to April 2019. This dataset covers until December 2018 and shows a strong increase in the volume of biomethane when compared with previous reporting periods. In these…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, biofuels, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste collection, Sweden, alberto rocamora

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National Grid publishes its CfD’s 3rd allocation round detailed guidance

The second version of Contracts for Difference's allocation round 3 guidance has been published. You can consult the document here. This version includes detailed guidance on the Application Form, with screenshots and assistance for the online process. The first version developed by BEIS was published earlier this month together…

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Plastics in organics focus for Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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On Tuesday Ollie More attended a plastics sub-committee of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a forum for industry associations and the Environment Agency to discuss the environmental performance of the AD, composting and sewage sludge management industries.  This sub-committee meeting was organised to discuss the large amount of…

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BEIS consulting on SEG technical aspects

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The UK government continues to shape the future of the small-scale low carbon generation, publishing last week the second consultation on the supplier-led route to market: the Small Export Guarantee (SEG). Sustainability requirements are referred in question 2, mentioning AD when stating “For AD generators to evidence they have met…

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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CCC report considers achievable zero emissions by 2050

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Today the CCC has published its report on carbon neutrality, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050, to end the UK’s contribution to global warming and fully meet the country commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report acknowledges the different starting point for Wales and Scotland, the latter…

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Tags: CCC, net zero, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, alberto rocamora

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Climate protests heat up political climate awareness

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Last week, Extinction Rebellion protests, calling for action to address the climate crisis, sprung up all over the United Kingdom. In London they have been particularly visible with three protesters still being held in custody following action to disrupt transport in the capital. According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, climate change, extinction rebellion, protests, beis, michael gove, alberto rocamora, rebecca thompson

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Government to consider social value in procurement

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From this month to June the government is asking about how to account social value in the procurement processes carried out by central government. The consultation, which can be consulted here, set RAF Marham supply of green energy from nearby Future Biogas’s Redstow Renewables AD plant as an…

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Tags: Defra, consultation, 25 year environment plan, soil health, alberto rocamora

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