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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) changes delayed until new year

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this week informed us that the legislation required to introduce the increased biomethane and biogas tariffs, tariff guarantees and crop restrictions to the RHI, will be delayed until the start of next year. They had aimed to introduce legislation this…

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion can underpin Clean Growth Strategy – ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and said that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play an underpinning role in meeting the strategy’s goals. ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: The multi-faceted…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, beis, clean growth strategy, heat, electricity, farming, transport, recycling, best practice scheme, RHI, FIT

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, RTFO, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo

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Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group update

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Last Friday I attended an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) organise with the associations representing renewable heat member companies, across biogas, heat pumps, biomass and other technologies. It is a useful forum for BEIS to provide any updates and for us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ollie More, financial incentives

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Draft ADBA response on RHI eligible heat uses

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As we informed members a few weeks ago BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses. For our complete top-level briefing on the consultation click here and for a detailed assessment of the aspects of the consultation relating to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat use, eligible heat, biomass drying, consultation, beis, thom koller

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NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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Party Games - Parliamentary Update

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The formation of Parliamentary Committees is one reason why progress on key legislation has been so slow since the election.

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MPs put forward Future of Gas proposals

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On Monday I attended a reception in Parliament on the future of the gas grid. It was another opportunity for the mainstream of the energy industry to bash the idea of switching to an all-electric heating system for the UK, with the MPs involved (James Heappey and Alan Whitehead) joining…

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The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, RHI, on-farm, on-farm AD, biofuels subsidy, small scale, small scale AD, small-scale, ulster farmers' union, adba northern ireland national conference, renewable financial incentives, AD market, future of on farm ad, ADBA members, News for members

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PRESS RELEASE: New RHI consultation risks further delay to crucial reforms - ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresouces Association (ADBA) has today stressed that BEIS’s new consultation on further amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) must not delay the urgent passing of legislation to implement previously proposed changes to the RHI that would allow new AD plants to be built. …

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, RHI, anaerobic digestion, beis, biogas, biomethane

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New RHI consultation: proposals on eligible heat use and biomethane injection

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BEIS has today released a new RHI consultation which deals with a number of cross cutting scheme issues, including: eligible heat uses; very large plant; multiple installations; and, rules relating to registering biomethane plants. You can access the consultation document here. This consultation follows the commitment made in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, eligible heat, biomethane injection, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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(Some) new RHI regulations put before Parliament

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New RHI legislation was laid before Parliament yesterday. It will come into effect on 20 September 2017. You can access this here. While the new regulations implement some of the proposals (namely, those relating to the restructuring of the biomass tariffs) set out in the government response to last year’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, thom koller, regulations

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ADBA joins new ENA Biomethane Group

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This week the Energy Network Association (ENA) invited ADBA and biomethane producers to join representatives from the gas transmission and distribution networks to discuss site connections and operations. This industry-wide biomethane group will look to meet quarterly to discuss issues and potential mechanisms to solve them. Below is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, energy networks association, grid connection, network capacity, future billing methodology, project clocc, gas distribution network, thom koller

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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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