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BEIS set out plans to upgrade UK energy system

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BEIS and Ofgem have today release a report on 'Upgrading our Energy System'. The report is a response to the call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system which concluded at the beginning of the year. You can download the report here. The full response to the consultation and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, smart energy systems, flexible generation, energy storage, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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Key messages from Committee on Climate Change’s latest progress report

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The Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) lastest progress report warns that the UK is in danger of not meeting the fifth carbon budget, which requires a 57% reduction in GHG emissions by 2028-32, relative to 1990 levels. According to the report three-quarters of the emissions decline from 2012 to 2016 has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth plan, emissions reduction plan, committee on climate change, eu ets, Green Alliance, chaitanya kumar, thom koller

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FIT queued capacity: now space in Tariff Period 4

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Last week Ofgem published their latest report on the FIT deployment queue. This assigns a provisional tariff period to each plant, which informs the point at which a plant's one year validity period would begin and the tariff it would secure. You can access this data here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, deployment caps, fit deployment, deployment queue, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, Ofgem, thom koller

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National Grid’s 2017 Future Energy Scenarios

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National Grid has today launched their 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES). You can access these here. The four scenarios, shown below, are intended to encourage and inform debate, and help drive progress towards a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. ADBA helped shape the 2017 scenarios and has already begun informing…

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RHI scheme spending update

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest figures on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The link can be found by clicking here. If you would like to see how the forecast expenditure compares to the expenditure threshold for each RHI tariff,…

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Tags: beis, RHI, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, consultation, emiliano lewis

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Priorities for UK heat and decarbonisation

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Yesterday I attended an event on the ‘priorities for heat networks in the UK: decarbonisation, innovation and efficiency in cooling’. Dan Osgood, Director of the Heat and Business Energy Directorate at BEIS set the scene. He confirmed that the Government would be releasing a heat plan after the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat, decarbonisation, future of heat, beis, Ollie More, thom koller

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Clean Growth Plan to arrive in Autumn

Claire Perry MP, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry has announced plans for BEIS to release its long awaited Clean Growth Plan, first expected in 2016. Speaking in Parliament, Perry said: My intention is to publish the Clean Growth Plan when Parliament returns from the summer recess,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, decarbonisation, renewable heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, clean growth plan, thom koller, Climate Change Act, carbon budgets

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Biogas use heating up

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The figures show that biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017 has already surpassed the full-year 2016 figure, a strong sign that heat use…

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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants: project update

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As reported in Ollie’s April blog BEIS has commissioned a study into methane leakage from AD plants. Yesterday ADBA attended a workshop on the project methodology and results on the pilot plant. Under the RHI and as per the Renewable Energy Directive, biomethane must achieve a 60% GHG saving…

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Lower biomethane growth in 2017, rebound in 2018

ADBA now expect between 8 and 20 new biomethane plants to be commissioned this year, down from our previous projection of 10-25.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, industry projections

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How to achieve UK-wide separate food waste collections

Yesterday I gave a presentation at EDIE Live about introducing source-segregated food waste collections throughout the UK. The event features talks on smarter and more sustainable business and brings together energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.  I spoke about where we are in the UK in terms of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, beis, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, thom koller

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13 biomethane projects and counting waiting for RHI legislation

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We are aware of 13 biomethane projects in development that are now waiting for the RHI legislation to be passed in order to receive their tariff guarantee and start construction. This is based on what our members have told us in confidence. We intend to write to new ministers as soon…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Ollie More

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LATEST Market Data Published

Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas industry in our Pipeline spreadsheet... Capacity up to 730 MWe-equivalent... 10.7 TWh of biogas generated in 2016.

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Tags: emiliano lewis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, pipeline, UK AD & Biogas, beis, bds, Ofgem

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Government publishes Energy Trends and Prices report

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its latest statistics on monthly energy production, consumption and prices in the UK. The key energy generation results are summarised below: Gas’ share of electricity generation increased significantly from 29.5% in 2015 to 42.4% (143 TWh) in 2016. Coal’s share of…

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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants project

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BEIS are hoping to conduct a study on methane leakage from AD plants.  The study would involve setting up sensors around a number of AD plants to monitor methane levels. BEIS feel that the existing literature on methane leakage from AD plants probably does not reflect the actual amount…

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