Tag: Decarbonisation

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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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) to launch in Autumn

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As part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy £320 million will go towards leveraging the £2 billion Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), which will open for applicaitons in the Autumn.   "Central heating for cities" The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) view heat networks…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, decarbonisation, thom koller

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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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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, beis, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable electricity, decarbonisation

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Consultation on the future of gas

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Carbon Connect is holding a consultation on the future role of low carbon gas and the contribution it can make to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, called the Future of Gas Series, will also look at policy developments required to enable its continued deployment as…

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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BEIS set out their plans for heat strategy work

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Last week I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In addition to hearing the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, which you can read here, BEIS set out their plans for…

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Tags: RHI, decarbonisation, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, future of heat

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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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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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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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