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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, consultation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD

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Ofgem issues RO closure guidance

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Following consultation Ofgem has published its guidance on the closure of the Renewables Obligation scheme. The RO closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. You can download this guidance here. Of particular interest to those members pursuing the RO is this guidance’s clarification on the ‘grid or radar…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, ro closure, consultation, guidance, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, thom koller

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ADBA comments on Ofgem RO closure guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. Earlier this year they ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the closure of the scheme. They called for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, consultation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, g59, commissioning, thom koller

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Ofgem set out views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). With the recent tariff degressions on the FIT during 2016 many AD developers have looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, commissioning, g59

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ADBA contributes to House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes this week. The Committee is assessing successes and failures of recent policy interventions and current subsidy arrangements in the energy market. It intends to present a report and recommendations for…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, hinkley point c, energy market design, thom koller

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House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry: help us show that AD is better than Hinkley Point C

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes next week. You can download our draft response here. Comments are of course welcome. The Committee is considering recent policy interventions and current subsidies in the energy market. It will present a report…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, crop operators, food waste operators, energy market design, efficiency, energy bill, hinkley point c, thom koller

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ADBA sets out views on commissioning standards under the RO to Ofgem

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ADBA has submitted its comments to Ofgem concerning the commissioning standards and practices for AD plants applying under the Renewables Obligation (RO). You can read our response here. Thank you to the members who came forward to provide views. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: BioConstruct signed up for new AD projects in UK

Bioconstruct: UK-projects in 2016 sum up to more than 17 MW of installed electric capacity Melle, 26.07.2016: BioConstruct GmbH managed to expand its market position within the UK by signing up for two new waste-to-energy projects in UK within the last two weeks. Both projects will treat pumpable waste and…

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Tags: member's press release, bioconstruct, renewable energy, Renewables Obligation, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, CHP, food waste, gas to grid

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Ofgem seek ADBA views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Ofgem is requesting views on AD industry standards and practices for commissioning under the RO. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned under the RO, subject to a few grace periods. With this date drawing nearer and with a likely rush of applications is it important…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RO, renewable financial incentives, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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ADBA to tell Economic Affairs Committee about failures in the energy market

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the Economics of UK Energy Policy.  The Committee is to consider the present mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy market. It's core question is what are the failures, if any, in the…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, RHI, Renewables Obligation, energy market design, research and development, renewable technologies, efficiency, energy bills

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Amber Rudd MP acknowledges FIT delays

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Several members have been in touch this year reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. Working with members we compiled case studies showing the time elapsed since submission and the uncertainty this had created, which can threaten AD project funding. In March we sent these case studies…

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Tags: amber rudd, DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, preliminary accreditation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, grace periods, Renewables Obligation

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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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Use of glycerol in AD: views needed

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Ofgem has set out in response to a query its position around the use of glycerol produced during the manufacture of biodiesel, under the Feed-in Tariff scheme. They state that in order to use glycerol and still remain eligible for FiT payments your supplier will need to confirm that the…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, glycerine, glycerol, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO

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DECC confirms post-RO settlement

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DECC has this week confirmed how the transition from the Renewables Obligation (RO) to Contracts for Difference (CfD) will operate, including a 12 month grace period for those commissioning close to the closure of the RO to new generation in 2017. As noted, one of the most relevant aspects of this decision…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, DECC, grace periods, Jordan Marshall, Renewables Obligation, RO

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