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Parliament favours anaerobic digestion for food waste disposal

While the government still drags its feet over action to reduce council tax bills by diverting food waste from expensive landfill through segregated collection services, the House of Commons has acted to send on-site food waste from Parliament’s canteens to anaerobic digestion (AD).  The representative for the…

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Tags: press release, council tax, landfill, Parliament, pq, House of Commons, food waste, tom brake, recycling targets, European Commission, circular economy package, CCC, fifth carbon budget, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, anaerobic digestion

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Green gas trimming carbon this Christmas

Green gas will be cooking your giblets this Christmas and for many festive seasons to come. Thanks to rapid growth this year, with a quadrupling of biomethane-to-grid plant numbers from 10 to 40, more households are cooking with home-grown green gas than ever before. Today the anaerobic digestion industry generates 31,000m3/hr…

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Tags: press release, green gas, indigenous gas, biomethane, christmas, turkey, energy security, decarbonisation, farm resilience, food production, RHI, capacity, gas oven, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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AD “relief” on pre-accreditation but growth remains constrained

DECC has listened to industry on their planned reforms to the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, ensuring that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry is able to continue to deploy valuable additional electrical capacity, albeit at substantially reduced levels.  The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has today published its…

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Tags: press release, DECC, FIT, capacity, fit review, consultation, pre-accreditation, investor confidence, CCC, fifth carbon budget, carbon abatement, waste treatment, farming, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Green gas vital to UK carbon abatement

In the wake of a “historic” agreement reached at the Paris Climate Change conference, with a commitment to keep global temperatures well below 20C, the UK government’s revised green gas strategy could place anaerobic digestion (AD) at the heart of UK carbon abatement efforts.  ADBA…

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Tags: press release, paris climate change conference, carbon abatement, greenhouse gases, green gas, government, David Cameron, renewable heat, FIT, fossil fuels, food waste, fertiliser, landfill, decarbonise, farming, transport, heat, electricity, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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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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5th carbon budget advice urges action to decarbonise farming and waste treatment

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today heaped pressure on the government increase the pace of carbon abatement, particularly within the farming and waste treatment industries.   The CCC’s fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-2032, is aimed at ensuring that the UK remains on course to…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, CCC, matthew bell, carbon abatement, co2, waste treatment, farming, GHG emissions, fifth carbon budget, food waste, n2o, methane, manure management, fuel efficiency, fertiliser, fossil fuel emissions, manure, landfill, low-carbon, green energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, ADBA National Conference, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, HGV, road emissions, hinkley point c, baseload energy

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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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Amber Rudd backs indigenous gas

Marking a major shift in UK energy policy, the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, is today expected to unveil plans to prioritise support for indigenous sources of gas, as she announces the phasing out of coal-fired power stations by 2023. As part of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s …

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Tags: press release, DECC, government, amber rudd, energy, policy, green gas, indigenous gas, coal-fired power, energy security, baseload energy, renewable, food security, farming resilience, hinkley point c, nuclear, RHI, Autumn Statement, ADBA National Conference, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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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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ADBA pushes Defra for food waste action

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ADBA has been at the heart of WRAP’s efforts to support the Defra Minister, Rory Stewart MP, in a push for recycling consistency among councils. More information about this work has now been released by the resources body. The aim of the WRAP-led steering group has been to…

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Tags: blog, Wrap, food waste, Defra, rory stewart, Parliament, recycling, harmonisation and consistency working group, food waste collections, harmonised collections, local authorities, councils, marcus gover, 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 joins ministerial meeting on FIT future

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In the week that the Feed-in Tariff review closes, I was part of a group of renewable energy trade associations, as well as other representative organisations such as the TUC, the Electrical Contractors Association, and Friends of the Earth, invited to roundtable meeting by DECC minister Andrea Leadsom MP. The…

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Tags: DECC, Charlotte Morton, FIT, feed-in tariff, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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Anaerobic digestion industry fights to survive

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association has today strongly objected to DECC’s plans to massively cut back government support for new AD plants. The association’s response to the review of the Feed-in Tariff called for the government to set out much more ambitious plans for delivering…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, hinkley point c, nuclear, cost-effective, press release, capacity, brown-outs, black-outs, jobs, investment, anaerobic digestion

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