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RHI update – legislation now expected after election

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Yesterday we had a conference call with BEIS on the RHI. BEIS said that the legislation was not now going to be laid before Parliament because there was no chance of it being passed before prorogation on 3 May. They are considering trying to introduce emergency legislation on some minor points,…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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General election announcement and impact on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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The Prime Minister has today announced that a general election will be held on 8 June.  This throws into question whether the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) amendment regulation to bring in the new tariffs and tariff guarantees will be passed in time, so could lapse. They would then need…

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RHI delay could reduce risk of 1 July biomethane degression

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As we outlined on our blog of 31 March, the legislation bringing the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) into force has been delayed. The legislation is now expected to be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the Easter recess. The first day for this would be the 1…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, food waste operators, crop operators

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RHI tariffs and degression

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As we announced last week the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations have now been laid before Parliament. Read our blog for further information. From 14 March it will take between 6 and 10 weeks for them to be passed into law. This means the implementation date is expected to be sometime in May. Although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi tariffs, financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff triggers, RHI degression, thom koller

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RHI regulations released

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. You can view them here. The new regulations consolidate recent amendments; for specific details about the changes being introduced please get in touch with the policy team. Our summary of the changes is available here. Some of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, beis, Ofgem, thom koller

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Select Committee report demonstrates need for green gas

The Energy and Climate Change Committee have today published a report on 2020 renewable heat and transport targets, which says that  on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets. The committee has drawn particular attention to the important role of biomethane in meeting the…

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Tags: ECC committee, beis, RHI, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable heat target, RTFO, transport, biomethane in transport, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, 2020 target, Matt Hindle

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New ideas on RHI pre-accreditation: let us know what you think

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As they continue to consider their response to the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation, BEIS have asked for industry views on amended proposals for tariff guaranteed pre-accreditation. Their statement in full, which has been sent to industry groups representing technologies the RHI, is available to download in full here. Essentially, they…

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Tags: beis, RHI, rhi consultation, rhi tariff guarantees, pre accreditation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, Renewable Heat Incentive, Matt Hindle, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA raises sustainability criteria reporting concerns with Ofgem

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Earlier today we met Ofgem to raise some issues with the RHI sustainability criteria that operators have told us about, and discuss how compliance is reported and audited. Flaring during commissioning When biomethane plants are ramping up to full capacity numerous biological and technical issues may result in the flaring…

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Tags: Ofgem, sustainability criteria, Renewable Heat Incentive, reporting, auditing, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, sustainability calculator, carbon capture, flaring, commissioning

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RHI consultation eligible heat use webinar: call for your evidence and data

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Earlier today ADBA held a webinar on the RHI consultation proposals relating to eligible heat use. Thank you to all the Members who took part. For those of you who were unable to take part the session can be watched here. During the webinar members contributed on a range of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, consultation, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, heat use, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate drying, digestate concentration system, hnip, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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RHI consultation: ADBA plan of action UPDATE

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Following the release of the RHI consultation ADBA has been running activities for members to share their views and, crucially, contribute their data and evidence.  The RHI consultation documents can be read on the government website and you can read our summary of the consultation here. Below is our…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, DECC, consultation, biomethane, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, carbon cost effectiveness, carbon abatement, digestate, digestate drying, eligibility, heat use, webinar, energy crops, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi tariffs, rhi deployment capping

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RHI consultation: updates from meetings

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Following the announcement of the RHI consultation, have engaged with DECC this week to discuss issues around biogas and biomethane. Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group: ministerial remarks DECC minister Lord Bourne joined a meeting of RHI officials and renewable heat trade associations on Tuesday. He was keen to emphasise the…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, thom koller

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RHI consultation published: major changes for biogas and biomethane

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DECC has released its consultation on the future of the RHI scheme. The department is proposing major changes which will affect biogas and biomethane, including: Restrictions on payments for crop feedstocks for new projects from 2017 Disqualifying digestate drying as a heat use for new projects from 2017 Resetting biomethane tariff levels…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, Renewable Heat Incentive, gas to grid, biomethane to grid, Matt Hindle

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Rules on adding biogas boilers to existing AD plants: what are your experiences?

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Last week we published a blog about rules on adding biogas boilers to existing AD plants. As that blog details, in their correspondence with us Ofgem emphasised that 'newness' will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and that a definitive answer will only be provided when an application…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, anaerobic digestion, new boiler, Ofgem, new plant, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane

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Biomethane and biogas 10% degression on 1 April

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The RHI biomethane tariff is set to be reduced by 10% on 1 April 2016. Biogas heat will also be degressed by 10%. For biomethane, load factors lower than those originally estimated by operators have had the effect of reducing the government's expected commitment.  All the tables can be found here.

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators, Renewable Heat Incentive

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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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