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Renewable Heat Incentive reforms pass Commons Committee stage

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were considered yesterday (23 April 2018) by the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (DLC). Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth introduced the regulations and discussed the reforms coming to the scheme. Staturoty Instruments like the RHI reforms that subject to the affirmative procedure are…

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RHI Regulations Update - Contact Your MP

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The long Easter recess has had a knock-on effect on the passage of legislation through Parliament.  The most important piece that has been delayed are the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations, which at the time of writing are still slowly progressing through the Parliamentary process. ADBA is keenly aware that…

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Government identify innovation needs for AD

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released Innovation Needs Assessment for Biomass Heat. You can download the report here. The report identifies heat from biomass (both AD CHP and via biomethane-to-grid) as important options for the decarbonisation of heating, via a range of feedstocks, conversion…

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How is AD doing compared to the other renewable electricity technologies?

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BEIS have released their figures for 2017 renewable electricity capacity and generation across different renewable technologies, including how each is doing on load factors. Renewable electricity generation in 2017 increased 18.8% compared to 2016, from 83.2 TWh to a record 98.9 TWh, largely due to increased capacity, and higher wind speeds compared to a year earlier. …

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK estimated to have fallen by 2.6% in 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week released their provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2017. The latest data shows that in 2017 GHG emissions in the UK are estimated to have fallen by 2.6% to 456 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is…

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Lifeline for AD CHP?

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Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced the department's intention to launch a formal review of the Capacity Market later this year. The Capacity Market (CM) was introduced to provide security of supply…

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BEIS release latest RHI deployment and scheme spending figures

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have today released their latest figures for RHI deployment. Following a record year in 2017 for both biomethane and biogas heat claimed under the RHI, this year has started strongly. Biomethane In the first two months of 2018, 481 GWh of biomethane has…

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Spaces available for government workshop on heat network commercialisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) is holding a workshop on 13th April at the BEIS Conference Centre in Victoria, London (10:00-13:00). This event is aimed at organisations, groups and businesses who may be less familiar with heat networks but who would like to know more. The…

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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050,…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee budget allocation released

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the budget allocation for tariff guarantees and estimates of inflation for the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. The budget is set out below: This allocation to tariff guarantees is 50% of the scheme's uncommitted spend in future years (for 2020/21 there is…

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Ofgem clarification on RHI Tariff Guarantee definition of ‘connected person’

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The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations should come into force within the next few weeks. For large biogas heat plants and biomethane to grid plants Tariff Guarantees be applied for. A Tariff Guarantee allows applicants to the RHI to secure a tariff rate before their installation is commissioned…

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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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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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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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