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Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ Reshuffle

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On 13th February 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted an anticipated cabinet and ministerial reshuffle that gave an insight into the direction of his Government. The appointments made by Boris and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, have tightened No 10 control over Whitehall. The appointed ministers have all proven their loyalty to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, boris johnson, reshuffle, ministers, cop26, beis, Defra, treasury, budget

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Weekly update from ADBA’S Support Manager

Nitrates and SSAFO Regulatory Review Recently I attended the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs review of the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 following its 5 years since publication. The review, following ministerial decision, is inclusive of the SSAFO regulations. A few key points from the meeting were: The SSAFO review…

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Tags: environmental regulation, standard rules permits, Defra, Environment Agency, ADBA members, regulatory forum, sam hinton, ellis owen

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ADBA to reiterate the environmental and economic value of biogas to new ministers

ADBA to reiterate the environmental and economic value of biogas to new ministers Appointments of new COP26 President and Environment Secretary triggers renewed efforts to demonstrate the benefits of biogas for decarbonising the UK and global economies Anaerobic digestion and biogas can deliver a 6% reduction in UK annual greenhouse gas…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, Defra, beis, cop26, climate change, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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A review of the re-invigorated Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group

This week, ABDA re-launched its Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group (TSEM WG), which brings together regulators, operators, consultants, and other related industry bodies. The TSEM WG now incorporates aspects from the working groups previously known as Best Practice, Planning and Permitting and Standards and Accreditation. Singleton Birch hosted…

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Tags: Working Group, tsemwg, training, safety and environment, HSE, Environment Agency, Defra, ADBA, adcs, sam hinton

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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Final call to complete WRAP’s survey on the AD and composting industry

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Defra has asked WRAP to provide up-to-date information about the capacity and throughput of the AD and organics industries across the UK. By completing the survey, Defra, ADBA and other associations will gain further insight into the industry, helping to inform the development of future policy. The data gained will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, nick primmer, Wrap, winning moves, Survey

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Businesses asked to help shape new UK electronic waste tracking service

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The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together to develop an electronic waste tracking service that will capture information on all movements of waste in the UK. The project aims to manage digital information relating to the movement of all waste in a single solution, helping improve compliance…

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Tags: Defra, biowaste

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AD Market survey: Informing DEFRA policy

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Members of the anaerobic digestion and composting industries are being invited to participate in a new study to map the market for organics recycling. This work has been commissioned by WRAP on behalf of Defra. It will be carried out by an independent research consultancy, Winning Moves, with the input…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, digestate, Defra, Wrap, winning moves, Survey, nick primmer, analysis, policy

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Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget

Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget *Update - the Government has now postponed the Budget pending a general election vote* Letter to Chancellor highlights the industry's potential towards achieving the Government's Net Zero emissions target and the impact of uncertainty…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste, Charlotte Morton, Defra, beis, financial incentives, chancellor of the exchequer, budget, cop26, cabb

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Government publishes draft Environment Bill

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The Government has published a draft of its new Environment Bill, which is intended to create legally-binding environmental improvement targets. A new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold…

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ADBA meeting with Defra’s recycling team

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Last week, ADBA’s Policy Team met with Defra’s Head of Recycling, and Waste and Recycling Policy Advisor to discuss policy regarding the UK’s current and future organic waste management. The following outlines the key points discussed: The next consultation covering food waste collection…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, food waste operators, biomethane, food waste, recycling, government policy, environment, nick primmer

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Informing Defra policy - please provide your input

We are supporting a new research study to map the AD and composting industries. This is an important opportunity for the sector to feed in data and views to inform Defra policy. Changes in policy could impact upon your business in the future. The study will collect a range of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, Wrap, organics recycyling survey

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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, digestate, Defra, rebecca thompson, royal society of chemistry, food waste policy, agriculture policy

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Meeting between ADBA and BEIS about future policy support for electricity generation

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Last week Rebecca Thompson, Senior Policy Manager at ADBA, met with the Head of Biomass Electricity at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the Anaerobic Digestion sector. They discussed that new support for renewable electricity generation, Contracts for Difference, did not effectively support biogas electricity generation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, CAP, beis, Biomass, agriculture, agriculture bill, common agriculture policy, rebecca thompson, biogas to electricity, electricity, renewable electricity, seg, smart export guarantee, CfD, Contracts for Difference

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Engaging with the new Government

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Engaging with the new Government ADBA has hit the ground running in our engagement with the new Government, with Charlotte Morton writing welcome letters, and requesting meetings with, all relevant Secretaries of State at the Treasury, Business, Agriculture, Trade, International Development and Local Government departments. Charlotte has made it clear…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, food waste, Defra, consultation, beis, financial incentives

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