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The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

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The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

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ADBA is closely following recent developments over Brexit

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PM Theresa May has recently presented the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration, which would regulate UK-EU relations until 2020 (transition period) and the Outline Political Declaration which frames the context of the future agreement after 2020. While the second one is a political declaration on the terms of the…

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Tags: brexit, AD plants, maintenance, foreign trade, EU, European Union, alberto rocamora

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PRESS RELEASE: Europe “must get ready for food waste collections”

Local authorities and municipalities across the European Union (EU), including in the UK, need to ‘get ready’ to introduce separate food waste collections, according to the heads of the global and UK food waste recycling associations.

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Tags: press release, European Union, circular economy package, world biogas association, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, food waste

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Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities

As part of #EUGreenWeek last week I attended the Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities conference organised by the European Biogas Association and EUBIA.   The conference featured presentations and discussions on boosting renewables throughout the EU, the green gas trading markets and future areas of research…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Union, European Parliament, european council, RED, renewable energy directive, european biogas association, thom koller

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Separate food waste collections for all by 31 December 2023 says EU

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As part of EU revisions to the Circular Economy Package the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) is being updated. The measures will support Europe's transition to more sustainable material management and a circular economy, ensuring efficiency of resource use, enhancing the use of renewable energy, and that waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, European Union, Waste Framework Directive, circular economy package, food waste, separate food waste collections, recycling, thom koller, european biogas association

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, food waste operators, crop operators, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, emissions reduction, renewable energy directive, redii, European Union, sustainability criteria, brexit, thom koller

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Update on the EU’s Clean Energy Package

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The EU is revising its energy legislation for the 2020-30 period. The changes look to modernise the EU’s energy system, integrate renewables more fully, support the decentralisation of energy production and give greater roles to consumers. Although the UK is leaving the EU some of these proposals may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Commission, European Parliament, European Union, european council, eu ets, clean mobility package, renewable energy directive, red ii, thom koller

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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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