Tag: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Farm AD - achieving carbon reduction targets in agriculture

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A new report by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) shows the huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emission savings that on farm anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to achieve. The findings are from a framework that was developed as part of the 2012 review of progress in reducing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, agriculture, on farm ad, manure management, future of on farm ad, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon abatement, carbon budget, emiliano lewis

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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AD abates almost 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions annually

AD is currently avoiding around 3.8 million tonnes of CO2e emissions each year in the UK, helping the country meet its carbon reduction targets. This is about 0.8% of the UK’s total emissions of 497 million tonnes of CO2e annually. The chart below shows the progress the AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, carbon abatement, greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonisation

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ADBA welcomes government backing for Fifth Carbon Budget

ADBA welcomes the government’s decision to endorse the Fifth Carbon Budget, following its recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The ratcheting up of carbon reduction targets now needs to be met with ambitious and concrete plans to reach these emissions reductions. As the CCC advised, government…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, committee on climate change, fifth carbon budget, greenhouse gas emissions, manure, household waste collections, municipal waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators

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Green gas industry could quadruple with new RHI budget - ADBA forecast

The £1.15 billion allocation for the RHI budget by 2021, announced during the Chancellor’s Spending Review statement last week, could support the construction of an additional 140 biomethane plants – a fourfold increase on current numbers and with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes. The data, released today…

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Tags: press release, spending review, biomethane, RHI, market report, forecast, carbon abatement, energy security, jobs, DECC, natural gas, indigenous gas, municipal waste, food waste, farming resilience, food production, resource management, HGVs, FIT, waste treatment, fifth carbon budget, committee on climate change, CCC, greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture, fossil fuel emissions, renewable energy, manure, landfill, digestate

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ADBA’s Board strengthened to support AD surge

UK AD & Biogas 2015 will demonstrate that it’s time to step on the gas with anaerobic digestion (AD) – and industry trade body ADBA has added two new board members to do just that. The Association is aiming to strengthen its leadership across all of the sectors which…

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Tags: press release, ADBA board, farming, sewage, water sector, maxine mayhew, northumbrian water, george gittus, NFU, symonds farm power ltd, on-farm AD, greenhouse gas emissions, bioeconomy, sludge, biomethane, Reading Buses, bus hound, innovation, Derek Sivyer

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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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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers ‘exciting prospect’ for renewables sector

Liberal Democrats have today published their party manifesto document, which outlines a number of clear measures that could potentially support the renewables industry to grow substantially. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: The Liberal Democrat’s manifesto offers an exciting prospect for the renewables sector with strong,…

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Tags: Liberal Democrats, manifesto, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, zero carbon britain, government, Parliament, general election, Derek Sivyer

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Leak provides insight on possible future sustainability criteria

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Leaked European Commission proposals have shed light on the possible future of bioenergy policy and sustainability criteria for AD. The internal proposal from the Directorate General for Energy is a draft for discussion within the Commission, so is still subject to change. You can view it here. The document aims…

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Tags: bioenergy, biomethane, EBA, farming, financial incentives, FIT, greenhouse gas emissions, Matt Hindle, purpose grown crops, RED, RHI, RO, sustainability criteria

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