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Government publishes draft Environment Bill

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The Government has published a draft of its new Environment Bill, which is intended to create legally-binding environmental improvement targets. A new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold…

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Future of renewable heat: A meeting with BEIS

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Last week, ADBA’s policy team met with BEIS’s new Commercial Advisor to their Clean Heat Directive, to discuss renewable heat policy post-2021. The Commercial Advisor was particularly interested in the current barriers to AD and understanding how future policy can help overcome them. ADBA emphasised the…

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Expert workshop – Innovations in sustainable bioenergy feedstocks

The workshop was organised by Ricardo and run with BEIS to explore how innovations could increase; supply, profitability, reduce risk, and allow crops to be grown in a wider range of conditions and improve harvesting or planting techniques for bioenergy. The workshop tended to focus on GHG accounting current and…

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Tags: sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, bioenergy, energy crops, digestate, future feedstock, R&D, beis, crop operators

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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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Incentivising gas to grid: tell us what you think!

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In last year’s Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing the proportion of green gas being injected into the gas grid. Today, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, presented ADBA’s initial thinking on what a policy mechanism to achieve this would look like, at an Energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, RHI, british green gas, green gas, financial incentives, renewable gas, spring statement, post-rhi, consultation, green gas mechanism, green gas consultation, rebecca thompson

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ADBA comment on Spending Review

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ADBA has welcomed elements of the Government’s 1 Year Spending Review, outlined to the House of Commons today (4th September) by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid MP. While, as expected, the 1-year review largely focussed on ensuring the UK is ready for the Government's intended 31st October Brexit deadline,…

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ADBA Press Release - ADBA Welcomes Environmental Funding in Spending Review

ADBA Welcomes Environmental Funding in Spending Review The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has welcomed elements of the Government’s 1 Year Spending Review, outlined to the House of Commons today (4th September) by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid MP. Amongst other policies, the Chancellor announced a £30 million fund to…

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ADBA meets with BEIS on RHI closure

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Yesterday, our Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, met with one of the lead officials at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the closure of RHI and all things biogas policy. Alongside discussing the technical issues that need ironing out to future proof the RHI regulations as…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, rebecca thompson, government policy, energy policy

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One-year government spending round announced

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Boris' new government has announce that they will be carrying out a short-term spending round to cover the next year, which will be followed by a full Spending Review once Brexit negotiations have been completed. This is to provide financial certainty to Departments as they prepare for Brexit, but may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, beis, food waste operators, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, digestate, spending review, rebecca thompson, government, government policy, green policy, energy policy

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RHI and RTFO dual entitlement rules

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Following the last RHI closure group, BEIS officials provided the position agreed between BEIS, DfT and Ofgem on dual participation on the RHI and RTFO: Last year it was confirmed that dual participation on the RHI and the RTFO was possible although it was noted that the RHI Regulations were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, rtfcs, rhi closure group, dual participation

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Meeting between ADBA and BEIS about future policy support for electricity generation

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Last week Rebecca Thompson, Senior Policy Manager at ADBA, met with the Head of Biomass Electricity at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the Anaerobic Digestion sector. They discussed that new support for renewable electricity generation, Contracts for Difference, did not effectively support biogas electricity generation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, CAP, beis, Biomass, agriculture, agriculture bill, common agriculture policy, rebecca thompson, biogas to electricity, electricity, renewable electricity, seg, smart export guarantee, CfD, Contracts for Difference

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Engaging with the new Government

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Engaging with the new Government ADBA has hit the ground running in our engagement with the new Government, with Charlotte Morton writing welcome letters, and requesting meetings with, all relevant Secretaries of State at the Treasury, Business, Agriculture, Trade, International Development and Local Government departments. Charlotte has made it clear…

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New Heat Networks Investment Project guidance

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New guidance is now available for Heat Networks Investment Project applications. HNIP Review process This document is for applicants who request a review of a decision taken by the HNIP Investment Committee. It sets out important information about the basis on which applications are considered and what to do if…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, heat network investment project, heat networks, rebecca thompson, biogas heat, biomethane

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The Rural Community Energy Fund has re-opened, and has moved Department

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. Anaerobic Digestion has a huge potential to provide energy security to communities, with clean energy supplied by nature. AD projects can deliver significant economic and social benefits to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, digestate, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, rural economy, agricultural, farm AD, farm income, Community AD, funding, funding opportunity, rebecca thompson, agriculture policy, net zero, NFU, community energy england, england, manure management, manure treatment

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Press Release: Deadline extension for RHI Tariff Guarantee Regulation

Charlotte Morton, CEO of the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Given the urgent need to decarbonise heat, this is a welcome move, and should provide the opportunity to get a few more biomethane plants built to help green the gas grid. Now we need government to focus…

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