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Furlough scheme extended by one month

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The necessary lockdown of the UK economy has jeopardised the survival of many British businesses. In order to save millions of jobs, Rishi Sunak announced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March. The scheme has opened for applications today (20 April) and allows struggling firms to furlough employees with the government…

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Minister Rebecca Pow thanks waste sector

In the COVID-19 crisis, new heroes have emerged. The healthcare workers fighting the pandemic in the front line and saving lives have been (literally) applauded by the British. Supermarket cashiers, lorry drivers, transport maintenance engineers, food delivery drivers, cleaners, carers, bus drivers and many others have…

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Tags: covid-19, waste sector, Minister, rebecca pow mp, thank you letter, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, food waste, heroes, essential work, recycling sector

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A Green Response to COVID-19

In a crisis like the one we are living through, we need to remind ourselves of platitudes, that crises can provide opportunities. Although this is hard to consider when faced with the great challenges that have arisen, history is ripe with examples of recovery from crises. How we respond now…

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Tags: covid-19, opportunity, green growth, green recovery, climate change, financial measures, crisis, cop26, energy security, rescue plans, just transition, UK AD & Biogas

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MRW launches sexual harassment survey

With Covid-19 keeping hundreds of millions of people in lockdown in their homes and financial markets crashing, the societal problems of yesterday seem less relevant today. However, while we hold our breath in the wait for the Covid-19 crisis to be under control, we should not lose sight of centuries…

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ADBA responds to Budget 2020

ADBA responds to Budget 2020 Responding to the 2020 Budget delivered this afternoon, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Whilst there is an understandable focus on addressing the coronavirus, climate change is a far greater threat, as Prof Brian Hoskins, founding director of the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, budget, 2020, RHI, biogas, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, green gas levy, coronavirus, climate change, chancellor, UK AD & Biogas, giulia ceccarelli

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Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ Reshuffle

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On 13th February 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted an anticipated cabinet and ministerial reshuffle that gave an insight into the direction of his Government. The appointments made by Boris and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, have tightened No 10 control over Whitehall. The appointed ministers have all proven their loyalty to…

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Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030 – Report Launch

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To kick-off the climate decade, on 2nd March 2020, ADBA will be launching its flagship report entitled Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030 in an afternoon reception at the House of Commons. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and for Energy and Climate Change, is sponsoring…

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Claire O’Neill removed as COP26 President

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In an unexpected move, nine months before the critical UN summit on climate change, the Government has announced that Mrs O’Neill will be replaced in her role as COP26 President. A former Energy and Climate Minister, who served under David Cameron and Theresa May, Claire Perry…

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Prime Minister confirms a successor to the RHI in the pipeline

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In last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Government is looking into successor arrangements for the non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Answering to Alex Chalk MP’s question on the necessity for a successor of the incentive, Boris reassured…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, R&D, financial incentives, budget, brexit, prime minister

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Next Budget to be held on 11 March

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On Tuesday 7 January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, has launched the Budget process and confirmed that the next Budget will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This Budget will crucially be the first major financial update from Sajid Javid after Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, UK AD & Biogas, policy, HM Treasury, budget, giulia ceccarelli, brexit, budget asks, decarbonisation

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