Tag: Policy

ADBA members debate policy and best practice at the Autumn Members’ Meeting

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We were delighted to see so many members at our Autumn Members’ Meeting on Wednesday this week, hosted brilliantly by Ashfords LLP at their offices in London. Politics and Policy After a welcome from Charlotte Morton (ADBA’s Chief Executive) and Ruth Murray (Partner at Ashfords LLP), delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, best practice, members meeting, policy

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EBA economic analysis of biogas facilities throughout Europe

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is often asked by the European institutions for more data about biogas’ and biomethane’s costs (both CAPEX and OPEX) in order to make comparisons between different industries and/or countries. EBA has so far very limited knowledge about costs and relies on…

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Tags: EBA, questionnaire, biogas, data, emma thomas, capex, opex, policy, biomethane

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More than food or fuel: AD and land use

How do stakeholders inside and outside the AD industry view the use of crops for AD? That’s the subject of a new report from Mirjam Röder, a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Mirjam has a degree in agricultural sciences and has…

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Tags: r&i, stakeholders, anaerobic digestion, sustainability, crops, emma thomas, financial incentives, policy, uncertainty, drivers, challenges, benefits

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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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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Issue 30, February 2016

“UK has the opportunity to lead on emissions reduction” and “Realising the value of digestate” Our introduction to this issue of AD & Bioresources News (page 3) is written by Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Matthew was pleased with the level of…

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Tags: RTFO, DECC, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, R&D, Wrap, policy, news, ADBA news

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RHI: presentation from conference

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It was great to see so many members at ADBA's National Conference yesterday. Thank you to everyone who attended, and who contributed to the discussions. In my presentation in the biomethane session, I was able to go into a bit more detail on the RHI announcement and how we…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference, RHI, biomethane, DECC, budget cap, consultation, degression mechanism, Matt Hindle, blog, policy

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Amber Rudd backs indigenous gas

Marking a major shift in UK energy policy, the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, is today expected to unveil plans to prioritise support for indigenous sources of gas, as she announces the phasing out of coal-fired power stations by 2023. As part of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s …

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Tags: press release, DECC, government, amber rudd, energy, policy, green gas, indigenous gas, coal-fired power, energy security, baseload energy, renewable, food security, farming resilience, hinkley point c, nuclear, RHI, Autumn Statement, ADBA National Conference, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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The fumes from ‘renewables bonfire’ will cost lives

ADBA has written to the chair of the Commons Energy Select Committee, Angus MacNeil MP, asking his committee to scrutinise the impact that DECC’s ‘capacity market’ plans will have on levels of deadly air pollution. The Energy Committee is holding an evidence session with National Grid…

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Tags: press release, ECC committee, angus macneil, MP, Parliament, DECC, government, policy, commons, capacity markets, capacity crunch, session hearing, national grid, comeap, who, baseload energy, diesel generators, air pollution, air quality, carbon abatement, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, no2, nitrogen dioxide, hinkley point c, nuclear, ghg, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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CBI slams government’s renewables policy

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The Confederation of British Industry’s Director General, John Cridland, is widely considered the voice for British business, and so it will not go unnoticed that he has today slammed ‘the worrying signal to businesses’. Speaking alongside the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore,…

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Tags: blog, cbi, john cridland, renewables, green economy, business, government, policy, al gore, paris conference, low carbon, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA comments on UK food waste policy

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, has commented on UK food waste policy for LAWR's May Issue: With a growing world population and over one million people accessing food banks in the UK alone, food is a resource that we cannot afford to waste. Despite that, about 15 million tonnes…

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Tags: quote, lawr, food waste, landfill ban, Northern Ireland, source segregation, waste collections, policy, government, Derek Sivyer

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Are you making the most of our policy team?

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I meet with, speak to and email ADBA members every day of the week. Without this interaction the policy team simply couldn’t do our jobs – we need to know what issues need resolving, and what success stories we can use to show the role that AD plays. I also…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, member services, policy

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