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Preparing for Brexit: available webinars

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Are you concerned about the impacts of Brexit on your business? Or, simply looking to be more prepared? ADBA have been in contact with BEIS to help direct members to relevant webinars which may help you. The following outlines the organisations, timings and content of…

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As we approach the new deadline for Britain leaving the EU, we as an industry need to make sure that we are prepared for whatever happens next. We have an opportunity now to tell government what is needed to ensure we are ready by 31 October. They want to know what…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, brexit, training, ad industry, industry, EU, European Union, export, trade, transport, feedback, ADBA members

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Brexit Update

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Theresa May has held Brexit talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in an attempt to encourage them to support her request for an extension to Article 50. EU leaders are keen to understand what a further extension would be used for and the Prime Minister will be expected to provide…

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Brexit Update

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Last week MPs voted on a series of motions regarding the Prime Minster’s Brexit Plans. Most significantly, a motion proposing a second referendum was heavily defeated – by a margin greater than the Prime Minister’s actual deal was defeated by. However, MPs also voted to request…

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Brexit Update

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The evening of Tuesday 29th January saw the latest extraordinary twists and turns in the Parliamentary Brexit drama, as the clock ticks down to the end of March. Due to a previous government defeat, MPs were allowed to table amendments to a government motion that would have directed ministers on…

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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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The Fertilisers Regulation is ready to be adopted by the EU institutions

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The agreement reached last 20th of November between negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council has been validated by the Permanent Ambassadors to the European Union, the COREPER, on the basis of the European Commission 2016 proposal. With this procedure, the proposal amending 2003/2003 Regulation (and later amends) is ready to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biofertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser, digestate, brexit, alberto rocamora

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The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

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The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, digestate, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

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ADBA is closely following recent developments over Brexit

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PM Theresa May has recently presented the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration, which would regulate UK-EU relations until 2020 (transition period) and the Outline Political Declaration which frames the context of the future agreement after 2020. While the second one is a political declaration on the terms of the…

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Tags: brexit, AD plants, maintenance, foreign trade, EU, European Union, alberto rocamora

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DfT expecting a role for biofuels in decarbonising HGVs for years to come

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In preparation for leaving the European Union in March next year the Department for Transport confirmed last week that a Statutory Instrument (SI) will be laid before Parliament in the coming weeks to make some minor alterations to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The changes remove the duty on…

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How AD can drive farm productivity and diversification - thinkpiece from Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser on Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), sets out the role of AD in supporting UK farmers post Brexit ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world’s largest tradeshow dedicate solely to AD and biogas

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, agriculture, farming, anaerobic digestion, RHI, brexit

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Recasting the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (RED) supports the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Negotiations for the recasting of this are coming to an end. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, EU, EU Commission, European Parliament, european council, renewable energy directive, brexit, thom koller

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, ammonia emissions, Defra, farm AD, brexit, consultation, clean air strategy, regulatory forum, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, food waste operators, crop operators, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, emissions reduction, renewable energy directive, redii, European Union, sustainability criteria, brexit, thom koller

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