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Can Brexit be sustainable? Five key points

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On Wednesday evening I attended the launch of a new report from think-tank Policy Connect entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Brexit’, which sets out the key principles for the Government and Parliament to make environmental considerations and tackling climate change central to policymaking post Brexit. The launch involved…

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Tags: chris noyce, brexit, climate change, regulations, Environment Agency

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UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo to discuss future of UK farming

The contribution that anaerobic digestion (AD) can make to supporting UK farmers post-CAP will be a central theme of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo, the leading global tradeshow for AD and biogas taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 July. The show, now in…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, farming, anaerobic digestion, brexit, CAP, ad & biogas industry awards, best practice scheme, NFU

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What the Queen’s Speech means for AD

There were no real surprises in this morning's Queen's Speech but some interesting inclusions/omissions that are likely to affect the UK AD industry over the coming years. What was mentioned: Brexit - Fairly unsurprisingly, securing "the best possible deal" as the UK leaves the EU topped the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, queen's speech, brexit, CAP, industrial strategy, paris agreement, RHI, Circular Economy, chris noyce

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What a hung Parliament means for AD

Just when you thought British politics couldn't throw up any more surprises, last night's general election results have blown everything right open again. The last opinion polls published on Thursday suggested a range of possible outcomes, from a hung Parliament to a hugely increased Conservative majority, but the…

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Tags: chris noyce, general election, anaerobic digestion, brexit, RHI, clean growth plan, separate food waste collections, FIT

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ADBA comment on EC proposals on HGV & LDV emissions, performance and fuel consumption

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Today we submitted our comments on the European Commission (EC) proposals on measures for low and zero-emission vehicles and alternative low-emission fuels. They are to include policies on how to reduce emissions for HGVs and light duty vehicles. Depending on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, these…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, European Commission, brexit, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, HGVs, ldvs, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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New EC low carbon transport strategy: last chance to comment

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The European Commission (EC) is developing proposals on how Member States can achieve the EU’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels – an important step towards the binding target across the bloc to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, relative to 1990…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, European Commission, brexit, consultation, GHG emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, HGVs, ldvs, vehicle efficiency, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, 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 drives home low carbon transport

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Yesterday the European Commission (EC) published proposals on how Member States are to achieve the EU’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels – an important step towards the binding target across the bloc to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, relative…

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Tags: European Commission, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, zero emissions, brexit, efficiency, HGVs, RTFO, food waste operators, crop operators

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Leaving the EU: implications on energy and climate policy

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Following the referendum decision to leave the EU, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched inquiries on the implications for UK energy policy and for climate policy. With UK politics and the economy in a period of extreme uncertainty, these inquries provide members with opportunity to ensure that…

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Tags: energy & climate change committee, eccc, brexit, European Union, consultation, cop21, 2030 target, climate change, emissions trading scheme, energy policy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, biomethane, thom koller

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