Tag: Committee On Climate Change

Financing your plant with the RHI and RTFO

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The Climate Change Act has established a target for the UK to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Towards this obligaiton significant progress has been made in decarbonising electricity, but little progress has been made so far in heat and transport sectors. As the below diagram illustrates …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, RTFO, renewable financial incentives, rtfcs, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, thom koller

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Key messages from Committee on Climate Change’s latest progress report

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The Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) lastest progress report warns that the UK is in danger of not meeting the fifth carbon budget, which requires a 57% reduction in GHG emissions by 2028-32, relative to 1990 levels. According to the report three-quarters of the emissions decline from 2012 to 2016 has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth plan, emissions reduction plan, committee on climate change, eu ets, Green Alliance, chaitanya kumar, thom koller

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Scottish Government propose new Climate Change Bill

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The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 set world-leading greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, including a target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The Scottish Government is now consultating on the introduction of a new Climate Change Bill with even more ambitious targets. Proposals include: Setting targets based on actual emissions; Increasing the 2050…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Scottish Government, consultation, committee on climate change, carbon emissions, eu ets, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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CCC endorse biomethane and recommend supportive government policy

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In a set of new reports, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommends that the government "vigorously pursue" the full package of measures the CCC has identified if existing UK climate commitments are to be met at least cost. They advise that "[a]cting with urgency to close this policy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, beis, committee on climate change, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate, biofertiliser, heat, fifth carbon budget, thom koller

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ADBA welcomes government backing for Fifth Carbon Budget

ADBA welcomes the government’s decision to endorse the Fifth Carbon Budget, following its recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The ratcheting up of carbon reduction targets now needs to be met with ambitious and concrete plans to reach these emissions reductions. As the CCC advised, government…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, committee on climate change, fifth carbon budget, greenhouse gas emissions, manure, household waste collections, municipal waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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Green gas industry could quadruple with new RHI budget - ADBA forecast

The £1.15 billion allocation for the RHI budget by 2021, announced during the Chancellor’s Spending Review statement last week, could support the construction of an additional 140 biomethane plants – a fourfold increase on current numbers and with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes. The data, released today…

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Tags: press release, spending review, biomethane, RHI, market report, forecast, carbon abatement, energy security, jobs, DECC, natural gas, indigenous gas, municipal waste, food waste, farming resilience, food production, resource management, HGVs, FIT, waste treatment, fifth carbon budget, committee on climate change, CCC, greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture, fossil fuel emissions, renewable energy, manure, landfill, digestate

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5th carbon budget advice urges action to decarbonise farming and waste treatment

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today heaped pressure on the government increase the pace of carbon abatement, particularly within the farming and waste treatment industries.   The CCC’s fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-2032, is aimed at ensuring that the UK remains on course to…

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Committee on Climate Change petitions government to re-assess UK low-carbon policy

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In an open letter to the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, the Chair of the government’s advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has urged the Minister to clarify current low-carbon policy direction after the recent spate of damaging…

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AD crop operators unite behind bioenergy sustainability best practice guidance

ADBA has today launched a statement at UK AD & Biogas 2015, highlighting how the industry is complying with the new Voluntary Guidelines on Best Practice for Crop Feedstocks in Anaerobic Digestion launched last year. The guidance, which was developed in conjunction with our members and NFU, CLA, REA and…

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