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Update on the RHI delay

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today got in touch to update us on the delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms. Following the general election, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP has been reappointed as Secretary of State for the Department but the formation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, general election, renewable financial incentives, RHI, rhi implementation delay, thom koller, Renewable Heat Incentive

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London Assembly investigation into waste generation, handling and disposal

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee has launched a call for evidence as part of their investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. You can download the call for evidence here. Views are welcomed until 28 July 2017. The three main areas of focus are: Waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, Mayor of London, london assembly, recycling, Energy from Waste, incineration, Circular Economy, thom koller

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ADBA: Reduction in embedded generator payments ‘misguided’

ADBA has today called on Ofgem to reconsider its retroactive decision to reduce embedded generator payments, saying that AD can already deliver exactly what Ofgem and the Government are trying to achieve by reducing the payments. Embedded generators (power plants connected to lower-voltage distribution networks) with less than 100 MW capacity…

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Tags: embedded payments, Ofgem, dispatchable power, electricity, separate food waste collections, RHI, capacity market, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Triad payments to end in 2021

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Following the consultation on Embedded Benefits: Consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 minded to decision and draft Impact Assessment Ofgem has today confirmed their ‘minded to’ position. You can read National Grid's explainer on the Triad payment system here. This change will reduce the triad embedded benefit…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, Ofgem, triad payments, tnuos, embedded benefit, cmp264, cmp265, thom koller

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ADBA press Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on food waste

Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ADBA has signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.  The joint letter comes from the Trade Association Group (TAG), the UK’s most influential representative…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, tag, Defra, thom koller

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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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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ADBA urges BEIS Secretary of State to implement RHI legislation

Following the reappointment at the beginning of the week of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy ADBA has written to Greg Clark MP. We called for the urgent implementation of the RHI legislation as per the December 2016 government response to the RHI consultation. We informed…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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RHI degression: tariffs cut by 10%

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BEIS have today published their quarterly degression announcement, giving notice of tariff reductions to apply from 1 July 2017 for new applicants to the RHI. You can view these here. Technology Existing tariff (1 April 2017 - 31 July 2017) % reduction being applied Tariff (1 July 2017 - 30 September 2017) Biomethane Tier 1: 3.56 Tier 2: 2.10 Tier 3: 1.61 10% Tier 1: 3.20 Tier 2: 1.89 Tier 3: 1.45 Biogas Small: 3.20 …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, consultation, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Scottish Government energy strategy

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Earlier this week we submitted our final response to the Scottish Government on their draft energy strategy ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’. You can view our response here. Thank you to those members who got in touch and contributed views.   Our response In our submission we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scottish Government, consultation, renewable financial incentives, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 2050, bioenergy action plan, thom koller

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How to achieve UK-wide separate food waste collections

Yesterday I gave a presentation at EDIE Live about introducing source-segregated food waste collections throughout the UK. The event features talks on smarter and more sustainable business and brings together energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.  I spoke about where we are in the UK in terms of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, beis, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 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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Scotland’s energy future and AD

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At the start of the year 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. You can access the consultation documents here. With the consultation closing on 30 May you can read our draft response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, 2015 market report, RHI, Scottish Government, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, district heating, on farm ad, thom koller

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New funding for Welsh farmers

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Part of the Wales’ agricultural support for farmers will be delivered through the Farm Business Grant Scheme, which opened for Expressions of Interest on 2 May. This forms part of the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which was adopted by the European Commission on 26…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Welsh Government, new funding, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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