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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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£320 million for heat network investment: DECC open consultation

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DECC has launched a consultation to gather views on how to design, implement and manage the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP), a £320m capital support fund designed to increase the volume of heat networks being built, deliver carbon savings, and help create the conditions necessary for a self-sustaining heat…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas heat, hnip, district heat, heat networks, heat use, Swancote Energy, RHI, investment, spending review, thom koller

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New DECC project with £300m to spend on heating networks

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As part of the Spending Review, the government announced £300m had been allocated for the construction of heating and/or cooling systems in England and Wales over the course of this Parliament. To design the support to best apportion this investment support DECC have launched…

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Tags: DECC, hnip, spending review, heat networks, biogas heat, RHI, anaerobic digestion, investment, crop operators, food waste operators

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Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry

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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. The inquiry provides opportunity for ADBA and its members to question whether the Spending Review process allows UK Government to make well-informed decisions in respect of the…

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Tags: RHI, biogas, food waste, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, member's press release, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, R&D, digestate, crop operators, climate change, spending review, sustainability

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Green gas industry could quadruple with new RHI budget - ADBA forecast

The £1.15 billion allocation for the RHI budget by 2021, announced during the Chancellor’s Spending Review statement last week, could support the construction of an additional 140 biomethane plants – a fourfold increase on current numbers and with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes. The data, released today…

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Tags: press release, spending review, biomethane, RHI, market report, forecast, carbon abatement, energy security, jobs, DECC, natural gas, indigenous gas, municipal waste, food waste, farming resilience, food production, resource management, HGVs, FIT, waste treatment, fifth carbon budget, committee on climate change, CCC, greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture, fossil fuel emissions, renewable energy, manure, landfill, digestate

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RHI: “business as usual” from April 2016

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This afternoon I represented ADBA at a meeting of DECC’s Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group, which provided a little more detail on the outcome of the Spending Review. The confirmed information that we know, and the key points that I set out to DECC today, are contained our…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, spending review, Matt Hindle

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RHI settlement: detailed briefing

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As you are probably aware, yesterday's Spending Review set out the following detail for RHI spending. However, this was not clear on the budgets for individual years - we have now received confirmation of the official government figures. You can read these in our detailed briefing here. 

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Tags: DECC, RHI, Matt Hindle, biogas, biomethane, renewable heat, financial incentives, spending review, anaerobic digestion

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AD industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today unveiled plans in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) with additional funding for new projects until the end of this Parliament. The Government’s energy policy “reset” announced last…

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Tags: press release, budget, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, george osborne, RHI, green gas, heat, renewable heat target, Parliament, HM Treasury, domestic gas, biomethane, biogas, national grid, House of Commons, energy & climate change committee, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Spending Review and the RHI: First reaction

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This post has been edited to reflect further work we are doing on the RHI figures. A more detailed briefing, which supersedes this post, is now available here: http://adbioresources.org/news/rhi-settlement-detailed-briefing.  The Chancellor made his long-awaited Spending Review statement to Parliament earlier this afternoon. His speech…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, spending review, biomethane, renewable heat, green gas, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Parliamentary report shows green gas heating up

A report published yesterday by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which used data collated from ADBA’s 2015 market report, has shown that seven per cent of the UK’s indigenous gas was supplied by biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) and landfill gas last year. In 2014,…

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Tags: press release, post, parliamentary office of science and technology, RHI, biomethane, biogas, heat, 2015 market report, indigenous gas, landfill gas, gas-to-grid, natural gas, amber rudd, DECC, government, Minister, spending review, green gas, ADBA National Conference, DfT, SGN, IGEM, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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The fumes from ‘renewables bonfire’ will cost lives

ADBA has written to the chair of the Commons Energy Select Committee, Angus MacNeil MP, asking his committee to scrutinise the impact that DECC’s ‘capacity market’ plans will have on levels of deadly air pollution. The Energy Committee is holding an evidence session with National Grid…

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Tags: press release, ECC committee, angus macneil, MP, Parliament, DECC, government, policy, commons, capacity markets, capacity crunch, session hearing, national grid, comeap, who, baseload energy, diesel generators, air pollution, air quality, carbon abatement, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, no2, nitrogen dioxide, hinkley point c, nuclear, ghg, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA stress the importance of RHI to DECC officials

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Yesterday myself and Ollie More met with DECC officials to discuss the future of the RHI. As you will be aware last month we submitted our response to the government’s Spending Review which explained how AD: Provides domestic green gas production now Provides cost effective carbon abatement Increases…

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Tags: will bushby, Ollie More, RHI, financial incentives, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid

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Spending Review – ADBA submits response on RHI

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As you know the Renewable Heat Incentive’s (RHI) budget comes to an end on 31 March 2016, as the incentive comes out of general taxation it is currently being reviewed in HM Treasury’s Spending Review. ADBA submitted our response to the Spending Review on the RHI on Friday…

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Tags: RHI, financial incentives, will bushby, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, amber rudd, george osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, renewable financial incentives

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Ministerial letter: Cutting Red Tape Review on waste & energy sectors

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Following on from Jess' blog on the EA requesting feedback on waste expemption, Defra have launched a call for evidence for a Cutting Red Tape Review on the waste sector, earlier this week we received a letter from Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Rory…

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Tags: will bushby, Environment Agency, DECC, Defra, spending review, consultation

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 8 June. With work underway towards the new government's spending review, the future of the RHI topped the agenda this meeting. We started by discussing the upcoming 5% biomethane degression and moved onto a paper that ADBA is developing on…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, spending review, RHI degression, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, DfT, DECC, sustainability criteria, ENA, will bushby, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, consultation

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