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RHI: presentation from conference

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It was great to see so many members at ADBA's National Conference yesterday. Thank you to everyone who attended, and who contributed to the discussions. In my presentation in the biomethane session, I was able to go into a bit more detail on the RHI announcement and how we…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference, RHI, biomethane, DECC, budget cap, consultation, degression mechanism, Matt Hindle, blog, policy

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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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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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Food Waste Action Plan making progress

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This week I represented ADBA members in the latest steering group meeting for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan (FWRAP). The process brings together AD operators, local authority representatives and other interested stakeholders, with the aim of creating a report by March 2016 which will set out plans to improve the…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste collection, food waste, food waste operators, Matt Hindle, Defra, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Chris Huhne’s take on the new UK energy policy

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Our strategic adviser, former DECC Secretary of State Chris Huhne, provides his analysis of the implications of the speech Amber Rudd gave on energy policy this week: The speech was heavily trailed as being about affordability, but there is nothing new on this except the threat that offshore wind…

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Tags: DECC, Matt Hindle, financial incentives, FIT, RHI, Chris Huhne, ADBA National Conference, biogas, anaerobic digestion, energy policy, renewable energy

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ADBA members discuss FIT, RHI and the industry’s future

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It was no surprise to see a packed room at our Members’ Meeting this week given the challenges facing our sector. Our presentations reflected the widespread uncertainty across our key policy areas – and discussions showed the impact that this is having on members businesses across the country. After…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Defra, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, market report, members' meeting, ADBA, AD

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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PARTNERSHIP MEDIA: Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

ADBA's Head of Policy, Matt Hindle, recently updated members on the new action plan for food waste recycling that kicked off last week, during which key players from across the industry got together for the inaugural meeting in Birmingham; initiated by resource efficiency experts WRAP and chaired by waste…

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Tags: press release, food waste, Wrap, action plan, marcus gover, ray georgeson, steering group, rory stewart, Defra, Minister, resource, landfill, Matt Hindle, Derek Sivyer

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Urgent: Tell government how much red tape costs your business

The government is in the process of putting together a report summarising the findings of the Cutting Red Tape review into the waste and recycling sector. This work could impact on the future development of waste regulation, including the environmental permitting regime.  They have sent us the following request: …

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Tags: EA, Defra, BIS, red tape, Waste, waste regulation, environmental permitting, food waste operators, food waste, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Food waste action plan kicks off

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This week I represented ADBA at the first meeting of a steering group to develop a new Food Waste Recycling Action Plan. The process is being facilitated by WRAP, but aims to develop a coordinated, agreed plan between the waste industry, trade bodies and local authorities. It has been endorsed…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, waste collection, clg, Defra, Wrap, Matt Hindle, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Food waste meetings: regulation and environmental performance updates

Food waste policy and regulation was in focus this week. ADBA’s Food Waste Operators met in Birmingham on Wednesday, while Jess and I also represented members at DECC’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum (BRF). The BRF is a regular meeting between DECC, the EA and the waste trade…

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Tags: food waste, biowaste, EA, permitting, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Feed-in Tariff could be limited to 17 projects next year: full briefing

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DECC have published the comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff. Although there are no proposed changes to AD tariffs at this stage – they will be consulted on later this year – there are major implications. Most notably, the government is proposing to limit support to just 17 new plants in 2016,…

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, CHP, Matt Hindle, feed-in tariff

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Amber Rudd says biomethane is “part of the mix”

DECC Secretary of State Amber Rudd MP appeared on the Today programme this morning to talk about shale gas, but following a suggestion from ADBA was also asked about support for biomethane. You can hear her interview for the next 30 days via the BBC website - the segment was around 90…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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