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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’

Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to an new article by the head of the UK’s AD industry.

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Tags: press release, biomethane, transport, RHI, RTFO, Charlotte Morton, Ofgem, beis, DfT

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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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Heat network workshops coming to a town near you

According to the Committee on Climate Change's Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, heating and hot water for UK buildings make up around 40% of UK energy consumption and 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. If we are to meet the carbon budgets set out in the Climate Change Act and adhere…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, heat networks, heat network investment project, beis, workshop, thom koller

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BEIS responds on further proposed amendments to the RHI

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During September and October last year the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on futher amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). They responded to the chapter 2 questions relating to eligible heat in January and these came into force on 22 May 2018 alongside the reset tariffs and Tariff…

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

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Have your say on BEIS call for evidence on off-grid heat decarbonisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blogs for an overview of the consultation or click here to download our draft response. Comments are welcome. Please get…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, future of heat, decarbonisation, consultation, beis, thom koller

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Government response on ‘further amendments to the RHI’ expected next week

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Despite the 2016 reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) only just coming into law this week, we now expect the RHI Further Proposed Amendments government response to the consultation next week. Government consulted on these proposals in September and October last year. You can view our response to the consultation…

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New obligations to decarbonise off-grid heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blog on this for an overview of the consultation. The consultation closes on 11 June and we will be posting our draft…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, consultation, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, combined heat and power, heat decarbonisation, decentralised energy, thom koller

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Defra publish draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

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Last summer, as part of efforts to improve UK air quality, Defra consultted on reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in towns and cities in line with statutory limits. The new Clean Air Strategy, which you can read in full here, builds on this work and looks to align government ambitions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, beis, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, carbon emissions, future of on farm ad, agriculture, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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RHI reforms signed into law

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Just to confirm, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were signed into law this afternoon and will enter into force as planned tomorrow, on 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10AM on 22 May 2018. Check out our previous blogs for further details and guidance on these reforms and what they…

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

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Funding options for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)

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As will be common news to regular readers of the Policy Team blog, decarbonisation of the heat sector is one of the major policy challenges. Heat accounts for almost half of the UK's energy consumption and represents over a third of total UK emissions. As the below chart makes…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis, commitee on climate change, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff guar, feedstock restrictions, eligible heat, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Ofgem issue revised Tariff Guarantee Guide

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Following the successful passing of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms through Parliament over the last few weeks the reformed and refocused scheme is due to come into force on 22nd May 2018. The Tariff Guarantee process will go live at 10AM on 22nd May 2018. Ahead of this, Ofgem has issued…

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens for 2018/19

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Last week, BEIS released their latest monthly forecast for estimated committed expenditure on the RHI for the next 12 months. The data can be found here. Key points: Current estimate of committed spend for the 2018/19 financial year is £826m, compared to a budget cap of £900m for that year.…

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Tags: RHI, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, budget cap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Demand for gas in the UK falls in 2017

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The latest gas statistics released by BEIS at the end of April show that total demand for gas in the country fell in 2017. Though domestic production increased slightly in 2017 to 465 TWh (+0.3% compared to 2016), imports of gas fell by almost 2% to 525 TWh, the first fall since 2014. Meanwhile gas exports from…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, natural gas, beis

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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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