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New Labour Party interest in separate food waste collections

While we are aware of government looking at the costs and benefits of providing funding for authorities in England to introduce separate food waste collections, we have also recently been discussing these with the new Labour Shadow Minister for Shadow Farming & Rural Affairs (who also has responsibility for wate…

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ADBA evaluates party manifestos

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Each of the main political parties have emphasised their green credentials to varying degrees in recent months. This week has seen each of the parties release their manifesto documents, enabling us to analyse their pledges in more detail. The Labour Party Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas…

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Tags: party manifestos, manifesto, Parliament, general election, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, biogas, decarbonisation, Circular Economy, waste management, recycling, food waste, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, greenhouse gas emissions, Green investment Bank, zero carbon britain, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA welcomes Labour’s green manifesto pledges

Labour has today published its party manifesto document, which includes a number of key commitments for the renewables industry. The manifesto includes pledges to: Create an Energy Security Board to plan and deliver the UK’s energy mix; including a commitment to green gas. Introduce a legal target to…

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Tags: party manifesto, general election, Labour, labourrenewables, biogas, food waste, energy security board, decarbonisation, Green investment Bank, GIB, manifesto, low carbon, Derek Sivyer

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Labour reinforces green jobs pledge

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The Labour Party has set out its core priorities in a policy document ahead of its official manifesto launch in the early New Year. As part of the Party’s 10 core pledges, Labour have reiterated its aspiration to make Britain a world leader in low carbon technology and green…

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Tags: Labour, Parliament, Derek Sivyer, general election, green jobs, lobby strategy, DECC, caroline flint

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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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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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Paterson reiterates “strong support” for AD

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Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has given strong backing to the treatment of food waste through anaerobic digestion (AD), declaring in a parliamentary committee this week that he was “a very strong supporter of AD”. Asked what Defra was doing to tackle high levels of food waste, Paterson stated that: We…

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Tags: Defra, food waste, Jordan Marshall, Labour, Owen Paterson

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Household energy bills debate: will green support be a casualty?

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Debate over household energy bills has been high on the political agenda since the Labour party conference in September, where Labour leader Ed Milliband pledged to freeze energy bills for 20 months if elected in 2015. As many of you are probably aware, the Conservative Party has now set out its approach…

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Tags: Conservatives, David Cameron, DECC, Ed Milliband, energy bills, Labour, Liberal Democrats

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Labour promises ban on food waste to landfill

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At their party conference in Brighton, Labour has promised that they will ban food waste from landfill if elected in 2015. Speaking on Sunday, Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh stated that:A One Nation Labour government will ban food from landfill so that less food gets wasted in the supermarket supply…

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

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Party Conferences: What's on the ADgenda?

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As the party conference season kicks off in Glasgow, the week has started with stories about the debate within the Lib Dems on the direction of the economic recovery. Yesterday, however, the Lib Dems did agree on the importance of green growth to economic prosperity, adopting a policy paper on…

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Tags: climate change targets, Conservatives, DECC, Defra, financial incentives, food waste, green growth, Labour, Lib Dems, Matt Hindle, party conferences, sustainability

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Labour's low-carbon agenda becomes (slightly) clearer

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One possible shape for the future of green investment became a little clearer last night, as shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP spoke at a Green Alliance event on the future of UK infrastructure. Balls reiterated Labour’s support for a 2030 power sector decarbonisation target in the Energy Bill which is…

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Tags: 2015, decarbonisation, Ed Balls, energy bill, green growth, Labour, Matt Hindle

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