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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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Biomethane in EU transport policy beyond 2020

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Later this year the European Commission (EC) will review its sustainability policy and update the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC), with implications for policies to support biomethane in transport.  This is part of the European Union’s general decarbonisation strategy. For the comprehensive review the Directorate-General for Energy of…

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, transport, Department for Transport, European Commission

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Biomethane in Transport: help shape DfT assumptions

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Last week I represented ADBA at a workshop held by the DfT on future changes to renewable transport support, as previewed in my blog here.                                                  …

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Tags: DfT, transport, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, HGVs, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, Matt Hindle

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Green gas vital to UK carbon abatement

In the wake of a “historic” agreement reached at the Paris Climate Change conference, with a commitment to keep global temperatures well below 20C, the UK government’s revised green gas strategy could place anaerobic digestion (AD) at the heart of UK carbon abatement efforts.  ADBA…

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Tags: press release, paris climate change conference, carbon abatement, greenhouse gases, green gas, government, David Cameron, renewable heat, FIT, fossil fuels, food waste, fertiliser, landfill, decarbonise, farming, transport, heat, electricity, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA to attend transport meeting next week

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Next week I will be representing ADBA members in a workshop hosted by the Department for Transport, looking at their models and assumptions for renewable transport fuels. You can see the department’s initial thoughts by downloading a slide pack here. Those of you who came to our conference…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, DfT, transport, HGVs, RTFO, RED, fqd, Matt Hindle

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LowCVP annual conference – “The Energy For Future Transport”

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On Wednesday I attended the LowCVP’s annual conference on “The Energy For Future Transport”. The conference focused on future fuels for transport and the infrastructure required to support them, particularly in the city environment. Timed to take place in the week leading up to Britain&rsquo…

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Tags: LowCVP, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby, DfT, andrew jones, transport energy task force

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Energy for Future Transport survey

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The LowCVP are conducting a short survey to help inform discussions on The Energy for Future Transport at their annual conference next week. They are seeking to understand the views of experts and informed stakeholders on the vehicles and fuels we are using now and those that we will be…

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Tags: Low CVP, Survey, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby

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LowCVP launches “Low Emission Van Guide”

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The LowCVP has launched a Low Emission Van Guide and a web tool for operators interested in reducing running costs while also cutting their carbon emissions and impact on local air quality. The van market is the fastest growing sector of UK road transport with vehicle numbers increasing at 3.5% per…

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Tags: Low CVP, greenpeace, low emission, biomethane in transport, transport, GHG emissions, CNG, biomethane, will bushby

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Industry recognises food waste’s role in green cities

ADBA’s second dinner debate formed a consensus on the substantial potential of food waste as a vital resource for greener, smarter city designs. Held in central London under Chatham House Rule, the debate included leaders from AD operators, waste collection firms, residual waste treatment sites and waste management…

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Tags: executive dinner debate, press release, food waste, urban design, smart cities, cities, green cities, incineration, waste hierachy, government, local authorities, resource, recycling, biomethane, transport, Derek Sivyer

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Nominate an SME to be showcased at LowCVP’s Parliamentary Reception

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The LowCVP is inviting up to six UK-based SMEs to participate in a high profile Parliamentary Reception which will take place in the House of Commons on Monday 9 March. The SMEs chosen will be given the opportunity to demonstrate how they are contributing to a low carbon transport future to…

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Tags: will bushby, biomethane in transport, Low CVP, transport, transport energy task force

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European policy update: renewable energy, end of waste and more

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Last week we spent two days at the European Biogas Association conference. We represented the UK industry in a number of discussions, and our notes on the sessions we attended are below.  (A quick note on terminology for those less familiar with Brussels - the European Commission is divided…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, European Commission, renewable financial incentives, digestate, End of waste, european biogas association, transport, biomethane, sustainability, crop operators, food waste operators

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RTFO consultation provides possible boost for biomethane

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Further to a recent call for evidence on advanced fuels, the Department for Transport has today published a consultation seeking views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Among other things, this includes a proposal to support gaseous fuels on the basis of their energy…

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Tags: biomethane, Department for Transport, DfT, gas vehicles, Matt Hindle, transport

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DfT ask for feedback on gaseous fuels research

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The Department for Transport have asked for feedback and comments on a draft final report concerning the Gaseous Fuels research from Ricardo-AEA. They are currently reviewing the report and collating comments for the contractors before the final version is produced, and have said they are keen to get input from…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane in transport, DfT, Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, transport

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European bodies agree transport gas infrastructure plan

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The European Parliament and the Council last week agreed an infrastructure plan for alternative fuels requiring Member States to establish publicly available CNG and LNG stations within certain distances. The compromise agreement does not live up to the Commission’s initial ambition: all specific targets have been removed and the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane vehicles, DfT, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Matt Hindle, transport

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Biomethane Quality Protocol published

The Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, has developed a Quality Protocol for Biomethane which has been launched today. The Quality Protocol (QP) sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane QP, EA, End of waste, Matt Hindle, transport

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