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Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the…

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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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Ofgem set out engagement plan for RIIO-2

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In July we informed members about Ofgem's plans for the RIIO-2 framework review. RIIO stands for 'Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs', and it is the formula through which energy price controls are established. The current 8-year price controls for gas and electricity transmission networks and gas distribution networks end…

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Proposed changes to RHI eligible heat uses

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As we detailed earlier in the week, BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses, very large plant limits, and new rules on multiple installations and the registering of biomethane plants. You may click here to read our…

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, DfT, OLEV, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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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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New Medium Combustion Plant permitting and emissions compliance

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At the end of last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive into and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. “Medium combustion plants” mean a combustion plant with a rated thermal input equal…

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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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Replacing CHP installations under the FIT

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The vast majority of AD plants with CHP have commissioned since 2010, following the introduction of the FIT. As such, due to the high build quality of engines most AD plants would not have needed to replace their installations to date. This situation is changing. The lifespan of CHP installations used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, chp replacement, Ofgem, beis, 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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Future Billing Methodology: consultation response aims for 108 TWh by 2050

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing FWACV on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, fwacv, propanation, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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ADBA calls on new BEIS Select Committee to review embedded benefits changes

We are still waiting to hear back from our joint letter to BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark MP on embedded benefits that we submitted in April. In the meantime, ADBA has suggested to the ADE - who led on the letter – that we send a similar letter to…

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