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Catholic Church now one of the largest single consumers of green gas certificates

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More than 4,500 Catholic churches and schools have switched to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas in one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts. The deal with the Catholic Church’s energy procurement group, Inter-diocesan Fuel Management (IFM), covers 2,800 churches from 20 of the 22 Catholic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rebecca thompson, green gas, british gas, green energy, england, Wales

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One-year government spending round announced

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Boris' new government has announce that they will be carrying out a short-term spending round to cover the next year, which will be followed by a full Spending Review once Brexit negotiations have been completed. This is to provide financial certainty to Departments as they prepare for Brexit, but may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, beis, food waste operators, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, digestate, spending review, rebecca thompson, government, government policy, green policy, energy policy

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Ofgem call for feedback

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Ofgem are collecting views on how they could improve user experiences of the Non-Domestic RHI register. To facilitate this, they will be running a series of user research workshops and are seeking volunteers to attend at locations across the UK. If you would like to express interest in being involved,…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, biogas, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, consultation, rebecca thompson, government, policy, workshop

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Meeting with the Department for International Trade

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Yesterday, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, met with the Renewable Energy leads at the Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss ADBA’s vision for the future of the industry. They discussed outcomes from the industry workshop held in June at DIT and the importance of supporting the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, biogas, government support, government, net zero, rebecca thompson, department for international trade, export, policy, climate change

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RHI and RTFO dual entitlement rules

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Following the last RHI closure group, BEIS officials provided the position agreed between BEIS, DfT and Ofgem on dual participation on the RHI and RTFO: Last year it was confirmed that dual participation on the RHI and the RTFO was possible although it was noted that the RHI Regulations were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, rtfcs, rhi closure group, dual participation

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Meeting between ADBA and BEIS about future policy support for electricity generation

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Last week Rebecca Thompson, Senior Policy Manager at ADBA, met with the Head of Biomass Electricity at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the Anaerobic Digestion sector. They discussed that new support for renewable electricity generation, Contracts for Difference, did not effectively support biogas electricity generation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, CAP, beis, Biomass, agriculture, agriculture bill, common agriculture policy, rebecca thompson, biogas to electricity, electricity, renewable electricity, seg, smart export guarantee, CfD, Contracts for Difference

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New Heat Networks Investment Project guidance

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New guidance is now available for Heat Networks Investment Project applications. HNIP Review process This document is for applicants who request a review of a decision taken by the HNIP Investment Committee. It sets out important information about the basis on which applications are considered and what to do if…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, heat network investment project, heat networks, rebecca thompson, biogas heat, biomethane

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The Rural Community Energy Fund has re-opened, and has moved Department

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. Anaerobic Digestion has a huge potential to provide energy security to communities, with clean energy supplied by nature. AD projects can deliver significant economic and social benefits to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, digestate, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, rural economy, agricultural, farm AD, farm income, Community AD, funding, funding opportunity, rebecca thompson, agriculture policy, net zero, NFU, community energy england, england, manure management, manure treatment

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Innovation funding for smart, local energy systems

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UK Research and Innovation has made £30 million of funding available as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge, to support the development of communities-based clean energy systems. UK organisations can apply for up to £3 million in grant funding for projects…

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Tags: innovation, clean energy, Community AD, community energy, uk, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Bioenergy research, research and development, research and innovation, innovation fund, rebecca thompson, energy policy, smart energy systems, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Circular Economy, localised energy

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Ofgem update: Water Meters

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Ofgem have circulated the following update on Water Meters: "We have been reviewing our approach to certain types of heat meter, in particular those that use a water meter as the flow sensor component. Having looked into the various standards that apply to these types of meter, and comparing those…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas heat, combined heat and power, RHI, Ofgem, UK AD & Biogas, beis, heat use, rebecca thompson

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Ofgem update: Change of Ownership and Eligible Heat Uses

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Ofgem have circulated the following update on Change of Ownership and Eligible Heat Uses: "In relation to the exchange of e-mails that first begun in late March on the interaction between the Eligible Heat Use (EHU) changes introduced in May 2018 and Changes of Ownership (CoO) a position has now been…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, biogas heat, combined heat and power, heat use

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BEIS announce no RHI degression in July 2019

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On the back of the news that the Tariff Guarantee (TG) will now be extended to January 2021 for new applications, BEIS have also announced that there will be no degression this July. This means that for those making a new TG application to take advantage of this extension should get…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, financial incentives, RHI degression, degression, rhi tariff guarantees, rebecca thompson, alberto rocamora, energy policy, heat

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Ricardo report published on the potential of bioenergy in Scotland

On the back of The Scottish Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, The potential contribution of bioenergy to Scotland’s energy system report forms one of the first steps in the development of the bioenergy action plan. It sets out the nature and quantities of biological resources within Scotland that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, Scotland, bioenergy, bioenergy action plan, scottish energy strategy

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BREAKING NEWS: Tariff Guarantees extended to 31 January 2021

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Changes to Tariff Guarantees on the Renewable Heat Incentive The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has just announced its intention to extend the allocation of Tariff Guarantee applications on the Renewable Heat Incentive to 31 January 2021. First introduced in May 2018, Tariff Guarantees offer investment certainty to large scale renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, rhi tariff guarantees, project extension

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Waste Policy Round Table Discussion

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On 20 May, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, spoke at a round table event on the UK’s Waste Policy Landscape facilitated by the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the importance of Anaerobic Digestion in recycling food waste and decarbonising agriculture.

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Tags: food waste, rebecca thompson, food waste policy, agriculture policy, PAS110, Wales, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, digestate, Defra, R&D

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