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Informing Defra policy - please provide your input

We are supporting a new research study to map the AD and composting industries. This is an important opportunity for the sector to feed in data and views to inform Defra policy. Changes in policy could impact upon your business in the future. The study will collect a range of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, Wrap, organics recycyling survey

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As we approach the new deadline for Britain leaving the EU, we as an industry need to make sure that we are prepared for whatever happens next. We have an opportunity now to tell government what is needed to ensure we are ready by 31 October. They want to know what…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, brexit, training, ad industry, industry, EU, European Union, export, trade, transport, feedback, ADBA members

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Incentivising gas to grid: tell us what you think!

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In last year’s Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing the proportion of green gas being injected into the gas grid. Today, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, presented ADBA’s initial thinking on what a policy mechanism to achieve this would look like, at an Energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, RHI, british green gas, green gas, financial incentives, renewable gas, spring statement, post-rhi, consultation, green gas mechanism, green gas consultation, rebecca thompson

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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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SEG – Smart Export Guarantee Overview

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In June 2019 the Government published its final proposals for the SEG that will come into force on 1st January 2020. SEG will be supplier-led, with BEIS providing the overarching legislative framework and Ofgem monitoring the obligated suppliers’ compliance. It requires electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will have to offer…

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Tags: seg, smart export guarantee, policy

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ADBA meets with BEIS on RHI closure

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Yesterday, our Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, met with one of the lead officials at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the closure of RHI and all things biogas policy. Alongside discussing the technical issues that need ironing out to future proof the RHI regulations as…

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

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Power cuts raise questions for electrified future

On 9th August the lights went out for approximately 1.1 million electricity customers. Electricity failed, and although the power outage was connected to a lightening strike, it was just one of many and represents an apparently rare and unexpected event. The lightening caused simultaneous but independent power losses at Hornsea off-shore…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy security, biogas to electricity, electricity, rebecca thompson

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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, digestate, Defra, rebecca thompson, royal society of chemistry, food waste policy, agriculture policy

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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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Energy price cap dropped but not for renewables

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Ofgem has set up today the price caps levels for customers applicable to prepayment meter and default energy tariffs (including standard variable tariffs). Applicable to April 2019 -September 2019 October 2019 – March 2020 Variation Customers on default £1,254 £1,179 -£75 Prepayment meter customers £1,242 £1,217 -£25 The caps are revised twice…

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Tags: green energy, energy price cap, alberto rocamora

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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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ADBA meets BEIS for post RHI closure

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ADBA has attended a round of meetings between BEIS and stakeholders over possible issues that might come in the period from the closure of RHI on 31st of March 2021 and when the last tariffs will be paid. One of the covered issues was the dual participation in RTFO…

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Tags: post-rhi, RHI, dual participation, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, alberto rocamora

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