Tag: European Union

EU Circular Economy Package Agreed - AD to boom across EU

In December the European Commission, Council and Parliament provisionally agreed the Circular Economy Package of measures in waste, which they have been negotiating for many years. This agreement moves the EU towards a higher level of sustainability in waste management over the coming ten years or so, with some stretching…

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Tags: European Union, circular economy package, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, Defra

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Analysis on the biogas potential from livestock, manure and crop residues

New report published by the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels estimates the EU Biogas pottential from manure and crop residues

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Tags: European Union, manure, crop residues, biogas

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Leaving the EU: implications on UK energy policy

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) is exploring the implications for UK energy policy of leaving the European Union. The aim of the inquiry is to understand the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on UK energy policy, and determine which policy areas will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, renewable financial incentives, ECC committee, consultation, European Union, brexit, food waste operators, crop operators, energy trilemma, biomethane in transport, RTFO, renewable heat, Climate Change Act, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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Leaving the EU: implications on energy and climate policy

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Following the referendum decision to leave the EU, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched inquiries on the implications for UK energy policy and for climate policy. With UK politics and the economy in a period of extreme uncertainty, these inquries provide members with opportunity to ensure that…

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Tags: energy & climate change committee, eccc, brexit, European Union, consultation, cop21, 2030 target, climate change, emissions trading scheme, energy policy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, biomethane, thom koller

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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ADBA reacts to EU referendum

Commenting on the UK's decision to leave the European Union, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: “The policy framework for anaerobic digestion has been closely linked to European directives, and the industry will need to work hard to ensure that we maintain and build our place in Britain…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton, Defra, government, European Union, EU, Europe

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ADBA presents views on sustainable bioenergy to EC

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As part of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy a new bioenergy sustainability policy for post 2020 is being developed. The new policy would impact the AD industry with possible changes to: sustainability criteria; soil, water and air quality standards; indirect land-use change (iLUC); and, the creation of new…

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Tags: European Union, ec energy union, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, redii, iLUC, thom koller

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Creating a biomethane market – what are your views?

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The European Biogas Association (EBA) is conducting a survey to assess whether existing and potential biomethane consumers would be prepared to pay a premium over natural gas supplies, due to biomethane's renewable, sustainable, and environment friendly credentials. To this end the EBA needs to understand the present level of…

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Tags: european biogas association, Survey, European Union, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, thom koller, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, biomethane to grid, district heat, local authorities, CHP, food waste operators, crop operators

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State aid proposals: EU waters down FIT restriction

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The European Commission has published an updated draft of its state aid guidelines, which had originally proposed to limit support available to Feed-in Tariff projects to below 1MW. While the latest draft disappointingly proposes to further limit support available under FIT schemes to 500kW, the proposals also seem to offer…

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Tags: DECC, EU, European Commission, European Union, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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EU waste targets: government talks down landfill ban

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Defra’s response to the consultation on the review of EU waste targets has disappointingly reiterated government’s opposition to banning biodegradeable waste to landfill, although this was caveated with the assurance that this position would change if such a mechanism can be proven to be “the best-value way of…

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Tags: Defra, European Commission, European Union, Green Alliance, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive

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EU energy & environmental policy - government consulting on European scope

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As part of the government-wide review of the balances of competences between the EU and the UK, aimed at examining the scope of EU activities and how it impacts on the UK, DECC and Defra have launched a joint call for evidence on the interaction between Europe and the UK…

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Tags: air quality, DECC, Defra, End of waste, European Union, Jordan Marshall, Waste Framework Directive

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