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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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New Nottingham buses show need for greater biomethane support

ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new £17m double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ bus fleet. NCT’s new fleet will run on biomethane, a low-carbon transport fuel produced…

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Tags: biomethane, transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, air quality, financial incentives

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New air quality plan means new opportunities for biomethane vehicles

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The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have launched a consultation on proposals to improve air quality in our towns and cities. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution is the primary cause of the poor air quality, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, biomethane vehicles, air quality, nitrogen dioxide, thom koller

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Biomethane causes low commotion in DfT transport energy strategy

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The Department for Transport is undertaking a review of transport energy strategy – you may recall my blog from May where I set out the broad ambitions of this project. Since then things have progressed and with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) soon to be consulted on this work…

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Tags: Department for Transport, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, consultation, GHG emissions, air quality, energy security, sustainability, uk plc, thom koller, Transport Working Group

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ADBA to inform DfT 2030 transport energy strategy

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DfT are undertaking a top level review of Transport Energy strategy for 2030 and 2050. The project is looking to align work undertaken and situate it in its broader context. Completed projects that will inform the strategy include: LowCVP Roadmaps, Transport Energy Task Force, Carbon Budget, National Air Quality action plan and…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, energy security, energy infrastructure, sustainability, air quality, carbon emissions, 2030 targets, thom koller

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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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LowCVP annual conference – “The Energy For Future Transport”

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On Wednesday I attended the LowCVP’s annual conference on “The Energy For Future Transport”. The conference focused on future fuels for transport and the infrastructure required to support them, particularly in the city environment. Timed to take place in the week leading up to Britain&rsquo…

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Tags: LowCVP, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby, DfT, andrew jones, transport energy task force

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Anaerobic Digestion and the water sector

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, wrote the following editorial in Issue two of Water & Sewerage's 2015 magazine Anaerobic digestion is well known – and well established – in the UK’s wastewater treatment sector. But that doesn’t mean the sector has stopped developing: the drive…

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Tags: adba editorial, water and sewerage, water sector, wastewater, sewage, Renewables Obligation, uk ad & biogas 2015, DUKES, sludge, advanced anaerobic digestion, aad, thermal hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis, pre-treatment, thames water, peter winter, Mohammed Saddiq, GENeco, bio-bus, biomethane, vehicles, air quality, R&D, university of bath, operational performance, digestate, phosphorous, biofertiliser, Derek Sivyer, Ollie More

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Energy for Future Transport survey

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The LowCVP are conducting a short survey to help inform discussions on The Energy for Future Transport at their annual conference next week. They are seeking to understand the views of experts and informed stakeholders on the vehicles and fuels we are using now and those that we will be…

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Tags: Low CVP, Survey, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby

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ADBA assess potential impact of smart cities on circular economy

ADBA Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, will be speaking at this morning’s (05/03/15) Resource event on the future potential impact on the circular economy. The panel session, which starts at 11am in the #ThinkCircular theatre at the ExCel Centre in London, will assess how circularity can be embedded into smart…

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Tags: resource event, smart cities, Circular Economy, circularity, urban design, urban ecosystems, city living, cities, food waste, biomethane, air quality, nutrient recovery, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA calls for greater support for gas vehicles to tackle air quality

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ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into poor air quality has called for action by government to boost the biomethane and gas vehicle sector, which can make a significant contribution to cutting air pollution from road transport particularly from HGVs. Citing case studies which demonstrated that changing HGVs from…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, HGV, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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Inquiry into air quality opens

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A parliamentary select committee inquiry into air quality has been launched, to examine what action has been taken to tackle poor air quality in the last three years, and what further measures can be taken including ‘new environmental technologies’. We will use this opportunity to suggest that government can do…

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Tags: air quality, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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EU energy & environmental policy - government consulting on European scope

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As part of the government-wide review of the balances of competences between the EU and the UK, aimed at examining the scope of EU activities and how it impacts on the UK, DECC and Defra have launched a joint call for evidence on the interaction between Europe and the UK…

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Tags: air quality, DECC, Defra, End of waste, European Union, Jordan Marshall, Waste Framework Directive

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Funding boost for biomethane & gas vehicle sector

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Ahead of the UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference taking place on 5 June at City Hall, London, there has been welcome news for the sector with the announcement of nearly £500,000 support for the introduction of 31 biomethane buses in Sunderland and Reading. Local authorities in England will also have the opportunity…

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Tags: air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, Defra, DfT

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