Tag: Decarbonisation

NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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NEW RHI deployment update - July 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the July statistics can be found by clicking here. Biogas Biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, biogas heat, heat use, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, decarbonisation

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Cadent proposes hydrogen network for Liverpool-Manchester

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Gas distribution company Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution Limited) has proposed a new ‘Liverpool-Manchester Hydrogen Clusters project’ which aims to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in the Liverpool-Manchester area. The use of hydrogen in place of natural gas has long been discussed as a key…

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Tags: hydrogen, steam-methane reforming, decarbonisation, cadent, gas network, Ofgem, clean growth plan, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, future energy scenarios, national grid, beis, DfT, thom koller, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, paris agreement

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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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Five reasons to stay positive about Paris despite Trump

Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to take the US out of the Paris Agreement has been in the pipeline (pun slightly intended) ever since he was elected president back in November. Now that it’s actually happened, what should those of us working in AD and the low-carbon…

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Tags: chris noyce, paris agreement, decarbonisation, renewables

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AD abates almost 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions annually

AD is currently avoiding around 3.8 million tonnes of CO2e emissions each year in the UK, helping the country meet its carbon reduction targets. This is about 0.8% of the UK’s total emissions of 497 million tonnes of CO2e annually. The chart below shows the progress the AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, carbon abatement, greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonisation

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, thom koller, decarbonisation, digestate

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ADBA calls for 200 new food waste AD plants

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During the last three months the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been running a call for evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC works to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The Assessment, to be produced once during each Parliament, will set out the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, digestate, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Assessment: last chance to contribute to ADBA’s response

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for evidence on the UK infrastructure long-term needs. NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment covers a broad range of topics, many of which could have implications for the AD industry. Topics include: transport, digital communications, energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage), flood risk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, digestate, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy, The future of energy in Scotland, where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Evidence sent to BEIS ahead of CfD second round allocation

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The second CfD auction is scheduled to take place in April 2017. Ahead of the allocation BEIS is requesting evidence on how costs of fuelled technologies will reduce between 2020 and 2030, what changes could be made to scheme to improve carbon cost effectiveness and how the CfD should take into account decarbonisation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, beis, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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