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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants: project update

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As reported in Ollie’s April blog BEIS has commissioned a study into methane leakage from AD plants. Yesterday ADBA attended a workshop on the project methodology and results on the pilot plant. Under the RHI and as per the Renewable Energy Directive, biomethane must achieve a 60% GHG saving…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, RHI, methane leakage, beis, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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Leaving the EU: implications on UK energy policy

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) is exploring the implications for UK energy policy of leaving the European Union. The aim of the inquiry is to understand the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on UK energy policy, and determine which policy areas will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, renewable financial incentives, ECC committee, consultation, European Union, brexit, food waste operators, crop operators, energy trilemma, biomethane in transport, RTFO, renewable heat, Climate Change Act, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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ECCC inquiry: is the UK on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport. You can read the terms of reference here.  To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the…

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Tags: renewable energy directive, ECC committee, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, inquiry, food waste operators, crop operators, European Commission

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The future of the RHI

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In the coming weeks we are expecting that changes will be made to the RHI for 2016-17, and that DECC will launch a consultation on the RHI, with substantial reforms likely for 2017/18 forwards. We are in close contact with DECC to ensure that the industry’s views are represented…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, consultation, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, RHI, food waste operators, crop operators, member survey, anaerobic digestion, decarbonisation, cost-effectiveness, renewable energy directive

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What you think EU energy policy should be after 2020? Last chance to have your say

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The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is one of the most important European Directives for the AD and bioresources industry and for the renewable energy sector more generally. The EU’s decarbonisation efforts, including our renewable incentive schemes, flow from the framework. The current RED (2009/28/EC) is valid only until 2020…

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Tags: food waste operators, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, European Commission, renewable energy directive, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, energy market design, heating and cooling

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Consultations reminder: have your say on the industry’s future

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There are several consultations and inquiries currently underway that are of interest and importance to the AD and bioresources industry. You can visit the Consultations Hub for further details, but here is a quick summary of those closing soon: Encouraging Innovation DECC consultation We will be suggesting, subject to member…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, digestate, food waste operators, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, food waste, consultations, crop operators, renewable energy, renewable energy directive, European Commission, innovation, bioresources

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What do you want from the EU’s new Renewable Energy Directive?

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The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is one of most important European Directives for the AD and bioresources industry and for the renewable energy sector more generally. It provides the framework for Europe’s decarbonisation efforts, including our renewable incentive schemes. The current RED (2009/28/EC) is valid only until 2020 and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, digestate, European Commission, renewable energy directive, RED, consultation, renewable energy, biomethane, biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel

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Summer Budget 2015 offers more policy uncertainty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today announced the first Conservative Budget in 20 years. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: Despite addressing the need to secure Britain’s future – both in terms of financial and national security – there was no…

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Tags: press release, HM Treasury, budget 2015, chancellor of the exchequer, government, Conservatives, market report, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, vehicle excise duty, renewable energy directive, HGV, Autumn Statement, DECC, Green Alliance, RHI, climate change

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Update on LowCVPs Fuels Working Group

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Earlier took part in the LowCVP’s Fuels Working Group, which brought out some points of interest for members interested in biomethane as a transport fuel:  Following the Prime Minister’s reshuffle Andrew Jones MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, part of his…

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Tags: Low CVP, will bushby, DfT, BIS, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Waste, waste collection, bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion, Minister, renewable energy directive

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Tags: greenfleet, editorial, conventional biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, biofuels, renewable energy directive, indirect land use change, DfT, biomethane, air pollution, public health england, Chris Huhne, adba national conference 2014, JouleVert, Colin Matthews, vehicles, gas alliance group, tony griffiths, refuelling infrastructure, green gas trading, Labour, EU, house of lords science & technology select committee, food waste, food and drink, Liberal Democrats, zero waste britain act, source segregation, landfill ban

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