Tag: Renewable Heat

New £40 million funding available to boost farm productivity

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a new £40 million grants scheme for investment in farm technology and equipment. Speaking at the 2017 World Dairy Summit in Belfast, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, will invite farmers and food processors to apply for grants under the Countryside…

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Tags: Defra, agriculture, funding opportunity, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, productivity, heat use, renewable electricity, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane key to hitting renewable heat targets

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The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), published in July, show that the UK is still far off meeting its 2020 renewable heat and renewable transport targets. The UK’s targets, set out here, to source 15% of all energy and 10% of transport fuels from renewables by 2020 originate in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, beis, RED, renewable heat, renewable transport fuel, renewable electricity, renewable energy, DUKES, emiliano lewis

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Clean Growth Plan to arrive in Autumn

Claire Perry MP, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry has announced plans for BEIS to release its long awaited Clean Growth Plan, first expected in 2016. Speaking in Parliament, Perry said: My intention is to publish the Clean Growth Plan when Parliament returns from the summer recess,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, decarbonisation, renewable heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, clean growth plan, thom koller, Climate Change Act, carbon budgets

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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy, The future of energy in Scotland, where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, 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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EC report into biogas use post 2020

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The European Commission is conducting a ‘Technical Assessment study for biogas optimal use post 2020’, with eclareon, Wageningen UR and CE Delft undertaking research and analysis into how biogas is used across the EU currently and how it could be used in the future, for electricity, heat or transport.…

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Tags: European Commission, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment, renewable financial incentives, R&D, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, biogas to electricity, renewable heat

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Help shape our view on the future of the RHI

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Following the announcement of the 2016-21 RHI budget in the Spending Review, work within DECC is continuing on the two packages which will dictate the short and longer-term future of the scheme. These are first some immediate regulatory changes to extend the scheme rules in 2016-17, and second preparing for…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, renewable heat, biomethane, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, food waste, crop operators, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, crop feedstocks

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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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RHI settlement: detailed briefing

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As you are probably aware, yesterday's Spending Review set out the following detail for RHI spending. However, this was not clear on the budgets for individual years - we have now received confirmation of the official government figures. You can read these in our detailed briefing here. 

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Tags: DECC, RHI, Matt Hindle, biogas, biomethane, renewable heat, financial incentives, spending review, anaerobic digestion

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Spending Review and the RHI: First reaction

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This post has been edited to reflect further work we are doing on the RHI figures. A more detailed briefing, which supersedes this post, is now available here: http://adbioresources.org/news/rhi-settlement-detailed-briefing.  The Chancellor made his long-awaited Spending Review statement to Parliament earlier this afternoon. His speech…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, spending review, biomethane, renewable heat, green gas, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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