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Changes coming to electricity network charging

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Last year Ofgem launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review, which is looking into how residual network costs are recovered from network users. The TCR SCR will also consider the Ofgem decision on embedded benefits, though in the meantime Ofgem are proceeding to remove net…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, Ofgem, embedded benefits, embedded generation, tnuos, triad payments, thom koller

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GHG intensity of different feedstocks in the recast Renewable Energy Directive

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On 13 June this year compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The Directive is on its way to receiving approval from the European Parliament, with the plenary vote expected to be held in October 2018. It will then return to the Council…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy directive, redii, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability, EU, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantees: three months on

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A little over three months has now passed since the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into force, on 22 May 2018. The delays to the implementation of the reforms certainly tested the AD industry but, as ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said in her opening address at the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, members meeting, cadent, ptgns, tgns, RHI degression, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 18 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee process for applying to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 22nd May, Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis which you can visit here. In this blog we draw out the key information relevant to the AD industry.   Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Ofgem, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, james thompson, thom koller

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Your chance to influence the future role of small-scale low-carbon power generation

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BEIS is calling for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. You can read our overview of this by reading our earlier blog here. Government is consulting until 30 August and we are now inviting ADBA members to comment on our draft response, which you can download…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, beis, decentralised energy, ad chp, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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Challenges for the future of AD and small-scale low-carbon power generation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for evidence on small-scale low-carbon generation. You can read our summary of this call for evidence in our previous blog, here. The consultation recognises that the coming decades will see changing consumption patterns, the growth of decentralised energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, fossil fuels, dnos, decarbonisation, Sweden, system balancing, targeted charging review, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 8 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction on 22 May of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis. Here we draw out the key information. You can visit the updated Ofgem page here.   Tariff Guarantee applications update As…

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

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Proflo eligibility under the RHI

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Ofgem has reviewed the eligibility of Proflo following representations from ADBA and RHI applicants. To date this feedstock was classed under the RHI as a liquid processing residue, which meant it was an ineligible feedstock under Regulation 41(2) of the RHI Scheme Regulations 2018. As a result Ofgem have been proportioning payments…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ofgem, feedstock, proflo, fms, sustainability, thom koller

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Quick video guide to reducing ammonia emissions on farms

Last week Defra published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here. Our earlier…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, low emission spreading, digestate spreading, cogap, thom koller

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Share your comments on our response to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. The consultation, which continues until 14 August 2018, looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, air pollution, clean air, clean air strategy, low emission spreading, member survey, digestate spreading, thom koller

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Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: getting ready for financial close

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes information on a weekly basis on the following: Number of tariff guarantee applications made; The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued; The number of tariff guarantee applications granted; The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, financial close, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller, ptgns

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Defra sets out good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions

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Defra has today published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here or by clicking…

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Ofgem issue first provisional tariff guarantee notice under reformed RHI scheme

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Under the reformed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme that came into force on 22 May 2018, Ofgem has a duty to release updates to the Tariff Guarantee application process every week. Ofgem's latest information has just been released. The weekly information consists of: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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BEIS launch call for evidence on post-FIT electricity support

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Alongside the closure of the Feed-in Tariff scheme consultation launched today (click here for details on this), BEIS has also issued a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation.   Overview At the heart of the consultation is the question of how…

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