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Renewable Heat Incentive reforms pass Commons Committee stage

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were considered yesterday (23 April 2018) by the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (DLC). Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth introduced the regulations and discussed the reforms coming to the scheme. Staturoty Instruments like the RHI reforms that subject to the affirmative procedure are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, House of Commons, Ofgem, thom koller

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Breaking news: RHI reforms set for Commons debate next week

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms will be debated in the House of Commons next week, on Monday afternoon (23rd April). The reforms seek to implement the December 2016 government response to the consutlation on a reformed and refocused scheme. Following the debate in the Commons the statutory instrument will…

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, financial incentives, consultation, legislation, House of Commons, House of Lords, thom koller

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Farmers rally to support AD in parliament

Today in the House of Commons almost 150 farmers will join around 90 MPs and Peers at a parliamentary event aimed at championing the anaerobic digestion industry. Farming representatives from across the UK will join the farming themed event to raise awareness about the technology's value to their businesses and the…

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Tags: press release, parliamentary office of science and technology, lobbying, Farmers, House of Commons, mps, peers, shadow farming minister, nick smith, eccc, committee, neil parish, Defra, policy, on-farm AD, farming, biogas, biofertiliser, CCC, small-scale, rural economy, reception event, decarbonisation, food production, green energy, clean energy, farm income, DECC, farming resilience, Charlotte Morton

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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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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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ADBA calls on farmers to contribute to parliamentary scrutiny of Defra

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The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, a body of MPs responsible for scrutinising Defra policy and holding ministers to account, has launched an inquiry into farmgate prices. While the focus of the inquiry is on assessing the impact of changing global/national conditions factors on…

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Tags: House of Commons, Parliament, MP, Defra, farming, agriculture, soil degradation, blog, efra committee, inquiry, scrutiny, neil parish mp, Derek Sivyer

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Taking a lead on parliamentary scrutiny

Last month ADBA responded to the House of Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee’s request for industry feedback on the scrutiny body’s short and long term priorities.  ADBA was subsequently selected to join a roundtable debate in parliament as one of 60 organisations chosen from the…

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Tags: blog, ADBA news, energy & climate change committee, House of Commons, Parliament, ECC committee, DECC, mps, roundtable debate, angus macneil, indigenous gas, fracking, nuclear, localised energy, Renewable Energy Targets, cost-effectiveness, roi, scrutiny, parliamentary committees, government policy, Derek Sivyer

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Commons committee calls for food waste landfill ban

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The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report entitled ‘Circular Economy: ending the throwaway society’. The Committee recommends several measures aimed at achieving a ‘circular economy’: A ban on food waste being sent to landfill That the government should support EU proposals to increase recycling rates to 70% by 2030 Lowering VAT…

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Tags: food waste, House of Commons, landfill, landfill ban, Matt Hindle, source segregation

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Energy Bill passes to Lords without decarbonisation target

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The Energy Bill’s Report Stage and Third Reading took place on 3rd and 4th June. The Bill has now passed to the House of Lords, with the Second Reading (where the bill is debated in the upper house for the first time) on 18 June. During the Commons debates, the…

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Tags: DECC, Ed Davey, energy bill, FIT, House of Commons, House of Lords

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