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Waste collection policy: government rejects calls from Lords for progressive action

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Government will create a “waste champion” within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to  take the lead in supporting the development of a high value waste-based bioeconomy, according to government’s response to a Lords report. Their response also set out that a cross government steering group will…

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Tags: BIS, DCLG, Defra, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, waste collection policy

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RHI biomethane review: ADBA roundtable

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As part of the ongoing review of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) biomethane tariff, we yesterday held a roundtable meeting with ADBA members and DECC officials to discuss the government’s proposals and offer members the opportunity to comment and present evidence directly to DECC’s RHI team. Current DECC…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, DECC, gas grid injection, gate fees, Jordan Marshall, purpose grown crops, RHI, RHI biomethane review

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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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Food waste AD surges in Scotland

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The quantity of food waste treated through AD in Scotland has increased by 15,000 tonnes since November 2013, following the introduction of the Waste Regulations in January 2014. Since the new year, Scottish businesses generating over 50kg of food waste per week in urban areas must present it separately for collection. This change…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, Labour, landfill ban, Scotland, source segregation, Waste Regulations

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DECC clarify RHI “existing” biogas approach

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Alongside news that the RHI is now open to applications for biogas plants beyond 200kWth, DECC has also this week clarified their approach to the eligibility of existing biogas plants for the new tariffs. DECC’s note sets out that existing biogas CHP plants which install a new engine will…

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Tags: DECC, existing plants, Jordan Marshall, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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RHI biogas support beyond 200kWth now available

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In welcome news, government has at last confirmed that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now open to biogas installations with a thermal capacity over 200kW which commissioned from 4 December 2013. Ofgem’s accompanying factsheet confirms that tariffs will be available from 28 May 2014 at the following rates beyond 200kWth, with support…

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Tags: 200kwth limit, biomethane, Jordan Marshall, RHI

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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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ADBA members urge DfT to look to gas/biomethane to address air quality

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Attendees at our recent Transport Working Group meeting urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to extend their focus beyond simply CO2 savings when assessing the benefits of different vehicle sectors, in the context of the recent Public Health report which demonstrated that long term exposure to air pollution was responsible…

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Tags: air pollution, biomethane in transport, Department for Transport, DfT, gas buses, Jordan Marshall, OLEV, RTFO

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Labour pledges strong support for green gas

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Labour has this week set out its support for biomethane to grid injection, pledging to work with National Grid and the Committee on Climate Change, to produce recommendations on the ‘policy and regulatory reforms needed to maximise the potential for the development of green gas’, if elected in 2015. Noting the…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, energy security, food waste, gas grid injection, green gas, Jordan Marshall, Labour

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DECC propose extending FIT support for community projects to 10MW

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DECC has this week announced proposals to expand FIT support to 10MW for community renewable energy projects, including AD. As part of this package of proposals, government is also consulting on widening the opportunity to combine FIT support with grants for community projects up to 5MW where grants covered ‘reasonable…

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Tags: Community AD, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, small scale AD, state aid

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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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Response to Parliamentary inquiry: ADBA calls for ban on biodegradeables to landfill in England

ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry on waste management policy in England has been submitted, making a strong case for England to follow Scotland’s example with a phased ban on biodegradable waste to landfill, with separate food waste collections rolled out alongside such a ban. Our response stated…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, food waste, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, waste collection policy, Wrap

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Amendment to RTFO & £4m funding boost announced for gas refuelling infrastructure

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Welcome news has arrived for the transport sector this week, with £4m committed to delivering gas refuelling infrastructure and a change to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) which will lead to better incentivisation of the direct use of biomethane in transport. Both of these developments are explained further below. …

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, HGV Gas Strategy, Jordan Marshall, Low Emission HGV Task Force, refuelling infrastructure

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Energy security increasingly worrying public, DECC survey shows

Concerns over energy supply and climate change are becoming ever more important issues in the public’s eyes, with 53% identifying these two areas as one of the top three challenges the UK is facing – up by 10% since respondents were surveyed last year. DECC’s latest public attitudes tracking survey also…

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Tags: climate change, DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public opinion

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£400,000 WRAP loans now available to support on-farm AD projects

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WRAP’s £3m small scale on-farm AD fund has today been expanded to allow farmers to apply for a loan of up to £400,000 to build plants up to 250kW treating farm manures and slurries. This follows the launch of the first stage of the fund in October 2013, which allowed farmers…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Loan Fund, on-farm AD, small scale AD, Wrap

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