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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Consultation on the future of gas

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Carbon Connect is holding a consultation on the future role of low carbon gas and the contribution it can make to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, called the Future of Gas Series, will also look at policy developments required to enable its continued deployment as…

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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New Ofgem tariff guarantee guidance

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New RHI regulations have been laid by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Subject to parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to come into force in Spring 2018 - a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate and approval is required, meaning the RHI reforms should…

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

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes laying of RHI legislation

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the laying of legislation to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it says will ‘give a vital boost’ to the production of green gas in the UK.

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ADBA provides evidence to CCC Bioenergy Review

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Earlier in the week we submitted our response to the Committee on Climate Change’s call for evidence on the 2018 Bioenergy Review. You can read our submission here. Thank you to those ADBA members who got in touch with the policy team to contribute information and evidence. The CCC'…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultations, CCC, committee on climate change, bioenergy review, food production, thom koller

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£40 million awarded to Councils for low emission buses

As part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which was launched in 2017, the Joint Air Quality Unit has today announced awards totaling £40 million to local authorities across the UK to support efforts to improve air quality in UK towns and cities. Using the money councils will be able to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, clean bus technology fund, nusrat ghani mp, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, Defra, DfT, thom koller

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Breaking news - RHI regulations laid before Parliament

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The long-awaited RHI regulations have now been laid before Parliament. There will be a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate, and subsequent parliamentary approval, but after this the regulations would come in force. These timings are indicative, and subject to parliamentary time. The regulations will become…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, digestate drying, feedstock restrictions, chp efficiency, thom koller

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Update on the EU’s Clean Energy Package

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The EU is revising its energy legislation for the 2020-30 period. The changes look to modernise the EU’s energy system, integrate renewables more fully, support the decentralisation of energy production and give greater roles to consumers. Although the UK is leaving the EU some of these proposals may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Commission, European Parliament, European Union, european council, eu ets, clean mobility package, renewable energy directive, red ii, thom koller

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Help shape the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 Bioenergy Review

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a call for evidence to inform its updated Bioenergy Review, which it is expecting to publish in Autumn 2018. The CCC are interested in seeing evidence on sustainability of bioenergy, lifecycle emissions, resource availability and best-use of bioenergy across the economy. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, CCC, commitee on climate change, consultation, bioenergy review, thom koller

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, emiliano lewis, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, ad map, adba map

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Scottish government launches £60m low carbon infrastructure fund

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The Scottish government yesterday launched a new £60m pot of funding for large scale green projects. For the official funding invitation, click here. The next phase of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) opened yesterday for applications from projects which promise to deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Scotland, low carbon, funding opportunity

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Future Billing Methodology: project progress report

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, cadent, calorific value, thom koller

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Parliamentary Event - Energy Innovation Forum: Looking to the Future

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ADBA has been asked to invite its members to exhibit at a forthcoming display of green energy technology in Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, parliamentarians will be invited to come and meet those involved in the green energy, technology and research sectors in…

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