Tag: GHG Emissions

A bespoke Contracts for Difference auction for small-scale generation

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Yesterday Claire Perry MP, Energy and Climate Change Minister, announced that a further Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction would take place in 2019. This has been widely reported as a means of providing certainty to the offshore wind sector, so it can build on its success to date through the next…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, Contracts for Difference, national grid, future energy scenarios, GHG emissions, market report

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, crop rotation, digestate, air quality, ammonia emissions, GHG emissions, agricultural feedstocks, Future Biogas, thom koller

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Cleanest HGVs will pay less to use UK roads

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Department for Transport has today announced a change to the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy for hauliers running cleaner lorries, as part of efforts to improve air quality across the UK. The changes to the levy seek to encourage hauliers to pursue newest lorry models that generate 80% less nitrogen…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, HGVs, air quality, GHG emissions, DfT, thom koller

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation legislation passes both Houses of Parliament

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Last year the Department for Transport consulted on reform to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations.  The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, GHG emissions, DfT, thom koller

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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Bioenergy Review - Call for Evidence

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a review of bioenergy, which will review work undertaken in 2011 into the potential role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets through to 2050. You can read the full terms of the call for evidence here. The deadline for submissions is 9am on …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, commitee on climate change, bioenergy, bioenergy review, consultation, GHG emissions, bioenergy sustainability, thom koller

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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RTFO consultation: last chance to have your say

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The consultation proposes to raise the renewable fuel volume obligation on fuel suppliers from 4.75% to 9.75% by 2020, maintain this trajectory to 2030, and introduce a new 'development fuel' sub target obligation - all of which is intended to stimulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, consultations, DfT, RTFO, rtfo workshop, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Transport Working Group, thom koller, GHG emissions, sustainable transport

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DfT create new supplier’s obligation to reduce GHG emissions

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Alongside the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) consultation – news of which you can read about here – DfT have also issued a consultation on the Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations. Whereas the RTFO operates to increase the volume of renewable fuels used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, financial incentives, GHG emissions, consultation, DfT, upstream abatement, sustainable transport

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ADBA comment on EC proposals on HGV & LDV emissions, performance and fuel consumption

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Today we submitted our comments on the European Commission (EC) proposals on measures for low and zero-emission vehicles and alternative low-emission fuels. They are to include policies on how to reduce emissions for HGVs and light duty vehicles. Depending on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, these…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, European Commission, brexit, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, HGVs, ldvs, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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New EC low carbon transport strategy: last chance to comment

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The European Commission (EC) is developing proposals on how Member States can achieve the EU’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels – an important step towards the binding target across the bloc to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, relative to 1990…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, European Commission, brexit, consultation, GHG emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, HGVs, ldvs, vehicle efficiency, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Biomethane causes low commotion in DfT transport energy strategy

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The Department for Transport is undertaking a review of transport energy strategy – you may recall my blog from May where I set out the broad ambitions of this project. Since then things have progressed and with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) soon to be consulted on this work…

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Tags: Department for Transport, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, consultation, GHG emissions, air quality, energy security, sustainability, uk plc, thom koller, Transport Working Group

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EC drives home low carbon transport

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Yesterday the European Commission (EC) published proposals on how Member States are to achieve the EU’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels – an important step towards the binding target across the bloc to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, relative…

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Tags: European Commission, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, zero emissions, brexit, efficiency, HGVs, RTFO, food waste operators, crop operators

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5th carbon budget advice urges action to decarbonise farming and waste treatment

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today heaped pressure on the government increase the pace of carbon abatement, particularly within the farming and waste treatment industries.   The CCC’s fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-2032, is aimed at ensuring that the UK remains on course to…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, CCC, matthew bell, carbon abatement, co2, waste treatment, farming, GHG emissions, fifth carbon budget, food waste, n2o, methane, manure management, fuel efficiency, fertiliser, fossil fuel emissions, manure, landfill, low-carbon, green energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, ADBA National Conference, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, HGV, road emissions, hinkley point c, baseload energy

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