Archives

Category: Policy updates

Government responds to FIT consultation & fails to act on replacement generating equipment

Locked!

*Members Only*

During the summer the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on the closure of the Feed-in Tariff and administrative measures. The government response to this consultation has today been published. You can access the full text of the response here. Government has considered the comments and…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, feed-in tariff, fit closure, chp replacement, beis, emiliano lewis, thom koller

Read more

Scotland’s Just Transition Commission to support carbon neutral economy

Locked!

*Members Only*

The first members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission have been announced, alongside publication of the body’s remit. The Commission will look at how to maximise the social and economic opportunities offered by moving to a carbon neutral economy and will be chaired by Professor Jim Skea.…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2019, roseanna cunningham msp, just transition commission, decarbonisation, carbon neutral, thom koller

Read more

The Fertilisers Regulation is ready to be adopted by the EU institutions

Locked!

*Members Only*

The agreement reached last 20th of November between negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council has been validated by the Permanent Ambassadors to the European Union, the COREPER, on the basis of the European Commission 2016 proposal. With this procedure, the proposal amending 2003/2003 Regulation (and later amends) is ready to…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biofertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser, digestate, brexit, alberto rocamora

Read more

BEIS wants bigger role for heat networks

Locked!

*Members Only*

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has presented a policy paper, Heat networks: ensuring sustained investment and protecting consurmers.   The role of heat networks in decarbonising heating The paper recognises the need to decarbonise heating and the challenge of this sector to contribute with the 2050 UK…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, combined heat and power, district heat, district heating, heat networks, RHI, hnip, heat network investment project, renewable financial incentives, beis, alberto rocamora, consultation

Read more

BEIS take first steps on future heat policy: biogas in off gas grid properties

Locked!

*Members Only*

In March, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a call for evidence to seek views on how industry, government and consumers could work together to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuels from rural homes and businesses off the gas grid during the 2020s. …

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat network investment project, heat networks, beis, future frameworks for heat in buildings, ad chp, consultation, biopropane, off gas grid, thom koller

Read more

AD operators face new permitting and emissions requirements – top tips for preparing for regulatory

With many sectors about to be affected by the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, Jess Allan (Principal Consultant at WYG and former Environment and Regulation Manager at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) asks whether the AD industry is ready and sets out three top tips for operators.   What is…

Posted in: Industry News, Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, mcpd, medium combustion plant directive, jess allan, wyg, Environment Agency, air quality and emissions show, permitting, CHP, standard rules permits, emissions

Read more

Climate-committed organisations and politicians demand to achieve carbon neutrality

Locked!

*Members Only*

On the 5th of December, All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, All Party Sustainable Resource Group, Carbon Connect, Westminster Sustainable Business Forum and the Sustainable Resource Forum, with the coordination of Policy Connect, organized a Christmas reception under the name of Net Zero Britain. The event counted with the a…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: climate change, zero emissions, zero carbon britain, Policy Connect, alberto rocamora

Read more

Growing the Bioeconomy: government issues bioeconomy strategy

Locked!

*Members Only*

The government has today published its bioeconomy strategy, Growing the Bioeconomy, following consultation at the end of 2016. You can view the Strategy here. For reference you can download ADBA's submission here. According to the government, "The bioeconomy represents the economic potential of harnessing the power of bioscience, using renewable…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy, bioeconomy strategy, beis, innovation, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, thom koller

Read more

New applications for RHI Tariff Guarantee as BEIS confirm January 2019 biomethane tariff degression

Locked!

*Members Only*

As we suggested in previous blogs, BEIS has now confirmed that on the 1st January 2019 a 15% degression for biomethane and large biogas plants will come into effect. Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme, which also confirmed that there will be…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

Read more

Long-term heat decarbonisation: BEIS issue evidence review of bioenergy potential to 2050

Locked!

*Members Only*

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a review of the main sources evidence which consider the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and potential for biomass to 2050 that could be used to supply and decarbonise heat. You can download this evidence review here: Bioenergy heat pathways to 2050:…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, market potential, beis, energy crops, straw, algae, crop residues, food waste, feedstocks, thom koller

Read more

Business rates case studies - how much could you save?

Locked!

*Members Only*

As we have discussed in previous blogs, business rates are now a real burden for the AD industry, with charges escalating year on year. In nearly all cases, the agricultural exemptions enjoyed by the farming community are simply not applicable to UK on-farm operators. Ratepayers in England have so far…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, business rates, thom koller, case studies, food waste

Read more

Ofgem issue minded to decision on Targeted Charging Review

Locked!

*Members Only*

In August 2017 Ofgem launched the Targeted Charging Review (TCR). This is a consultation on changes to the way in which the regulator recovers the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of charges: ‘forward-looking charges…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, embedded generation, embedded benefits, Ofgem, consultation, tnuos, bsuos, thom koller

Read more

The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

Locked!

*Members Only*

The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, digestate, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

Read more

ADBA supports biogas in BEIS consultation to improve air quality by limiting biomass

Locked!

*Members Only*

As previously explained (1) (2), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is undertaking a consultation aiming to exclude new biomass combustion plants in urban areas located on the gas grid from the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) support. ADBA has prepared an answer, supporting BEIS position to exclude…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, air pollution, air quality, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller, alberto rocamora

Read more

ADBA is closely following recent developments over Brexit

Locked!

*Members Only*

PM Theresa May has recently presented the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration, which would regulate UK-EU relations until 2020 (transition period) and the Outline Political Declaration which frames the context of the future agreement after 2020. While the second one is a political declaration on the terms of the…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: brexit, AD plants, maintenance, foreign trade, EU, European Union, alberto rocamora

Read more