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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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DfT support for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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DfT is running a consultation on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the added…

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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National Grid’s 2017 Future Energy Scenarios

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National Grid has today launched their 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES). You can access these here. The four scenarios, shown below, are intended to encourage and inform debate, and help drive progress towards a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. ADBA helped shape the 2017 scenarios and has already begun informing…

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Is low carbon transport policy set to speed past renewable heat?

Following the general election on 8 June, Chris Grayling MP was reappointed as Secretary of State for Transport and John Hayes MP reappointed as Minister of State at DfT. This continuity is important ahead of government word on the RTFO reforms that were consulted on at the start of the year.…

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Transport Working Group - 16 May

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ADBA's Transport Working Group will meet on 16 May 10.00-13.00 in London to discuss the latest development in biomethane fuelled buses, HGVs, LGVs and more. The Group will also provide those attending with an update on any discussions with DfT and provide a forum for discussing the Renewable Transport…

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DfT publish 2017 Freight Carbon Review

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DfT has published the 2017 Freight Carbon Review, presenting current thinking, opportunities for and barriers to reducing road freight emissions, and evidence on the potential routes for decarbonising the sector. Ongoing work with the freight industry and stakeholders will inform the Government’s forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan, which…

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: ADBA response submitted

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The Department for Transport is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), a key policy for the decarbonisation of transport and for the development of waste-based and advanced fuels. Transport accounts for around a quarter of domestic GHG emissions - so there are huge carbon…

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RTFO consultation: last chance to have your say

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The consultation proposes to raise the renewable fuel volume obligation on fuel suppliers from 4.75% to 9.75% by 2020, maintain this trajectory to 2030, and introduce a new 'development fuel' sub target obligation - all of which is intended to stimulate…

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DfT revise RTFO approach to biomethane - use of gas grid now permitted

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The Department for Transport has confirmed their revised approach to Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) eligibility. Subject to some conditions AD operators are now able to receive support under the RTFO for biomethane injected on to the gas grid where this is subsequently drawn from the grid and then used…

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Department for Transport renewable transport fuels workshop

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Today I attended a workshop at the Department for Transport (DfT) on the reform of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation. It covered all the areas in the consultation, which we need to respond to by 22 January. See more information on this from Thom's previous blog here. What was…

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RTFO consultation: timeline and evidence needed

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The consultation sets out government ambition of meeting the 2020 renewable energy target, stimulating the supply of sustainable 'development' fuels and targeting transport sectors difficult to decarbonise such as freight. You can download our full briefing on the proposals here. …

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