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National Audit Office report on RHI value for money

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The National Audit Office has concluded its report on the low-carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive. The investigation examines progress against the original objectives of the RHI, its cost-effectiveness, monitoring and evaluation processes, non-compliance and gaming. Considering the cost effectiveness of the scheme is important;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Ofgem, national audit office, carbon cost effectiveness, renewable heat, future of gas, thom koller

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What cost reductions can be achieved in AD?

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We have done some analysis on how the levelized cost of AD has changed over time for biomethane plants since the launch of the RHI scheme in 2011. The levelized cost here is a rough figure calculated by adding the natural gas wholesale price (BEIS data - Annex M: Growth assumptions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, ad cost competitiveness, levelised costs, energy costs, emiliano lewis

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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New Ofgem tariff guarantee guidance

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New RHI regulations have been laid by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Subject to parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to come into force in Spring 2018 - a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate and approval is required, meaning the RHI reforms should…

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

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes laying of RHI legislation

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the laying of legislation to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it says will ‘give a vital boost’ to the production of green gas in the UK.

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Tags: adba press release, RHI, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, beis

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ADBA joins industry-wide call for long-awaited FIT consultation

ADBA has today joined a number of trade associations to write to Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, regarding the long-awaited Feed-in Tariff consultation. The letter, which you can read here, highlights the contribution renewables technologies supported under the FIT make…

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Is Contracts for Difference the future for AD electrical generation?

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a consultation on changes to Contracts for Difference (CfD) for Renewable Electricity Generation.  Ongoing until 9 March 2018 Government is considering various changes to the CfD scheme to enable it to continue to support new generation and provide best value…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, CfD, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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New rules on eligible heat use under the RHI

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Towards the end of 2017 Government made a number of proposals to tighten the rules relating to various heat uses on the Non-domestic RHI, including removing all drying practices as an eligible heat use for new participants. The Government response to the RHI amendments on eligible heat uses has now…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas heat, beis, eligible heat, crop drying, drying, consultation, rhi consultation, RHI, thom koller

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, emiliano lewis, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, ad map, adba map

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RHI scheme budget – scenarios

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On 1 April 2016, new budget caps were introduced to the RHI scheme which "allow the Government to close the scheme to new applications at short notice, where the Government determines that there is a risk of the scheme overspending in either the current or future financial years should the scheme…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, beis, budget cap, rhi spending, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Committee on Climate Change highlight gaps in Government policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today published its independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government’s recent announcement of around 100 policies, proposals and plans. This report, available to download here, assesses the Government’s latest set of policies and proposals that…

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Tags: CCC, committee on climate change, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future of on farm ad, future of gas, rhi application form, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, policy gaps, thom koller

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BEIS set out their plans for heat strategy work

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Last week I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In addition to hearing the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, which you can read here, BEIS set out their plans for…

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Tags: RHI, decarbonisation, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, future of heat

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ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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ADBA Receives RHI Reassurances

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Following on from our communications with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and further pressure from our members, ADBA has this week received a new letter from the Minster for Climate Change, Claire Perry MP. The letter provides a clearer timetable for the passage of the delayed RHI…

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