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ADBA takes the pre-accreditation fight to DECC

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On Wednesday, we met with DECC officials to discuss the FIT pre-accreditation consultation. For those that are not aware, DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The first item on the agenda was the tight timescale: we made the point…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, DECC, FIT, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, biogas

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FIT pre-accreditation timetable & DECC workshop

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Following on from Matt’s blog on the scrapping of FIT pre-accreditation we have put together the following timetable in which to build a strong response to the consultation as to why we believe FIT pre-accreditation should remain in place. Date Task 28th - 30th July Calls with members…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, will bushby, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, pre accreditation, financial incentives

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FIT pre-accreditation to be scrapped

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DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The department admits that the move will reduce certainty for developers and therefore deployment, but are pushing for the change anyway. The consultation document is available to download here.  The consultation is…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, pre accreditation, will bushby, financial incentives

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Telegraph reports DECC overspend - could mean FITs cut

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The Telegraph has today (Monday) reported that DECC officials have told them that the Department will overspend its renewable electricity subsidy budget (paid for through consumer electricity bills) by £1.5 bn by 2020. DECC had forecast spending of £7.5 bn per year in 2020, but officials have reportedly privately told the Telegraph…

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, feed-in tariffs, feed in tariff, FIT

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DECC Feed-in Tariff review – cost data

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This year DECC will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff. This includes collecting data on the cost of the data technology to calculate whether the tariff is justified.  We have been collecting cost data from a variety of sources. The best of this data is directly…

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, cost data, degression, FIT degression, feed-in tariffs, feed in tariff

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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General election: first thoughts

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After months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government.  The Conservatives' narrow majority in the Commons will no doubt be tested at times, but gives more capacity for long-term decision making than a minority administration would have had. That in itself…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, Chris Huhne, financial incentives, food waste collections, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, biomethane to grid

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DECC degression statistics released: FITs cuts and RHI uncertainty

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DECC have released the latest figures on the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). For the sub-500 kWe FIT this has confirmed a 20% cut for the 2015 year (with the first half of this taking effect from 1 October, and the final 10% taking place on 1 April 2016). The 9 MWe trigger has…

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Tags: Ollie More, FIT, RHI, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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What tariff should the AD Feed-In Tariff be? DECC cost data gathering

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ADBA has been asked by consultants working for DECC to gather data on the cost of generating electricity from anaerobic digestion for plants of 5 MWe and under. This is to inform DECC's review of the Feed-in Tariff, which is likely to take place following the election. DECC are…

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Tags: European Commission, DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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New carbon calculator guidance published

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Ofgem have published new guidance on using the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, following updates to the calculator itself which were released in February. You can find the new guidance here. There is now much more detailed information for plants which will use the calculator for RHI compliance, along with…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, Feed-in-Tariff, European Commission, Ofgem, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biogas, calculator, Matt Hindle

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Update on Feed in Tariff work and DECC meeting

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ADBA, REA and a small industry delegation met DECC officials two weeks ago to discuss the Feed-in Tariff review, and particularly issues related to smaller scale AD. A meeting note has now been agreed with DECC, and is available to see in full here. Key points from the department included: …

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, farm AD, crop operators, food waste operators

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New carbon calculator published with biogas & biomethane updates

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Ofgem have today released an updated version of the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, which is available to download (along with an updated user guide) here. The calculator can be used to demonstrate the greenhouse gases emitted by crop-based anaerobic digestion, which are limited under RO and RHI sustainability criteria.…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, Defra, RHI, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, calculator, carbon calculator, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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Sub-100 kWe Feed-In Tariff ADBA cost exercise

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We believe that cost evidence is likely to support the case to introduce a new tariff for AD electricity plants of 100 kWe and under. We are working to establish what a tariff would be for this level, as well as to gather cost information to support the FIT review in…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives, FIT

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FIT pre-accreditation workshop discusses options for changes

This morning, DECC held a workshop on pre-accreditation for the Feed-in Tariff, in preparation for next year’s comprehensive review. I attended to represent ADBA, joined by REA and four representatives from our members. The idea behind the workshop was to discuss the issues faced by different Feed-in…

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, Matt Hindle, FIT, farm AD, food waste operators, crop operators

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New FITs data confirm degression for April 2015 for > 500 kWe plants

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DECC have confirmed that there will be a further ~5% cut to the Feed-In Tariff for plants of 500 kWe - 5 MWe on 1 April. This is on top of the 5% cut which was applied on 1 October. The new cut will come into force for plants accrediting from 1 April (although plants with pre-accreditation…

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