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The Future of Gas

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Launched yesterday in conjunction with the Future Energy Scenarios (see my blog on this here), the Future of Gas progress report explores the role of gas in a low carbon future, from the perspective of National Grid, which operates the UK’s gas transmission network. You can download the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, future energy scenarios, future of gas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Assessment: last chance to contribute to ADBA’s response

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for evidence on the UK infrastructure long-term needs. NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment covers a broad range of topics, many of which could have implications for the AD industry. Topics include: transport, digital communications, energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage), flood risk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, digestate, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: ADBA response submitted

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The Department for Transport is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), a key policy for the decarbonisation of transport and for the development of waste-based and advanced fuels. Transport accounts for around a quarter of domestic GHG emissions - so there are huge carbon…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, 7% crop cap, rtfo workshop, thom koller

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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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RTFO consultation: timeline and evidence needed

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The consultation sets out government ambition of meeting the 2020 renewable energy target, stimulating the supply of sustainable 'development' fuels and targeting transport sectors difficult to decarbonise such as freight. You can download our full briefing on the proposals here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, DfT, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, rtfo workshop, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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Have your say on government plans for alternative transport infrastructure

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The Department for Transport’s ongoing consultation on the transposition into UK law of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC on alternative fuels infrastructure may be of interest to members interested in the manufacture, installation or operation of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure for vehicles. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, biomethane, DfT, European Commission, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane in transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, CNG, LNG, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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UK National Infrastructure Assessment call for evidence launched

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The National Infrastructure Commission is seeking views on the development of a National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) of the UK's long-term needs over a 30-year time horizon. The Commission provides government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The NIA will cover a broad range of topics, many…

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Tags: consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, digestate, food waste, renewable energy, decarbonisation, carbon budgets, wastewater, Sewerage treatment, solid waste, heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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DfT put the pedal down on alternative fuels infrastructure

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The Department for Transport has issued a consultation setting out its intention to transpose into UK law the European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC on alternative fuels infrastructure. This will be of interest to members involved in the manufacture, installation or operation of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, European Commission, consultation, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane in transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, CNG, LNG, thom koller, crop operators, food waste operators

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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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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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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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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Revving up biomethane for transport

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Last week I attended LowCVP’s Fuel Working Group to discuss biomethane for transport. The decarbonisation of the transport sector is progressing at a very slow pace, underscoring the big opportunities for biomethane. There were several presentations and discussions of interest to members: DfT on the upcoming consultation for…

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Tags: Transport Working Group, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, RTFO, DfT, Department for Transport, LowCVP, HGV, biofrontiers, biomethane, advanced biofuel, European Commission, iLUC, 7% cap

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Biomethane in Transport: help shape DfT assumptions

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Last week I represented ADBA at a workshop held by the DfT on future changes to renewable transport support, as previewed in my blog here.                                                  …

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Tags: DfT, transport, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, HGVs, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, Matt Hindle

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