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RHI consultation: government response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released its much anticipated response to the RHI consultation. The release of the intentions for the scheme going forward brings a degree of certainty to the AD industry, with many projects on hold awaiting this crucial decision. The consultation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, DECC, beis, consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, biogas heat, CHP, digestate, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller, degression mechanism, crop feedstocks, rhi tariff guarantees

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ADBA turns up the heat on the RHI

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In our response to the RHI consultation this summer we pushed for the biogas heat tariffs to be reviewed alongside those for biomethane. Following the announcement from BEIS on degressions to biomethane injection and biogas heat last week we have built on the case we made in our consultation response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste, food waste operators, beis, consultation, rhi consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, thom koller, baroness neville-rolfe

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Ofgem set out views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). With the recent tariff degressions on the FIT during 2016 many AD developers have looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, commissioning, g59

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Autumn statement: is no news (mostly) good news?

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The Chancellor's first autumn statement was long on doomsday economic forecasting and short on white rabbits, dividing lines or really and kind of serviceable metaphor. While there may be plenty of changes the AD sector would like to see in government policy, in that context a statement short…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, beis

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Ofgem webinar for FIT applicants

Ofgem have asked us to publicise a webinar on 6th December on “How to submit a successful FIT application” which will mainly focus on applicants converting their preliminary applications to full but will cover a range of topics that may be useful to all those involved in…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, feed-in tariff, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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ADBA responds to Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the LCF

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Following the National Audit Office’s October 2016 report into the Levy Control Framework (LCF), available here, we have submitted our views to the Committee who will meet on 30 November to discuss the report and the LCF more generally. In April 2015 the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, renewable financial incentives, renewable electricity, consultation, public accounts committee, FIT, food waste operators, crop operators, levy control framework, national audit office, beis, thom koller

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ADBA Members hear updates on FIT, RHI, RTFO, food waste and more

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The AD industry gathered in London for ADBA’s Members’ Meeting on Monday, for discussions on a range of industry, policy and political discussions. Political context After an introduction from Charlotte, ADBA Strategic Adviser Chris Huhne shared his thoughts on the political and economic context for the industry.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, Charlotte Morton, Defra, financial incentives, Ofgem, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, thom koller, jess allan, emma thomas, adba map, market report, policy report, data, information

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BEIS delay FIT consultation response

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Government has delayed its response to the FIT consultation. The response was expected in autumn with proposals to come into effect from 1 January 2017 - this has now been changed. In a message sent out to all who had submitted a response to the consultation, BEIS wrote: Since this consultation closed…

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Tags: beis, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, consultation, thom koller, biogas

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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, thom koller

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ADBA contributes to House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes this week. The Committee is assessing successes and failures of recent policy interventions and current subsidy arrangements in the energy market. It intends to present a report and recommendations for…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, hinkley point c, energy market design, thom koller

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House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry: help us show that AD is better than Hinkley Point C

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes next week. You can download our draft response here. Comments are of course welcome. The Committee is considering recent policy interventions and current subsidies in the energy market. It will present a report…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, crop operators, food waste operators, energy market design, efficiency, energy bill, hinkley point c, thom koller

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EU28 on course for 420TWh biogas by 2030

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The European Commission is conducting a ‘Technical Assessment study for biogas optimal use post 2020’, with eclareon, Wageningen UR and CE Delft undertaking research and analysis into how biogas is used across the EU currently and how it could be used in the future, for electricity, heat or transport.…

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Tags: European Commission, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, deployment, renewable financial incentives, biogas to electricity, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, thom koller, RED, bioenergy sustainability

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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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Food Waste in England: ADBA provides views to EFRA

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Today is an important day for food waste and for the AD industry with this morning's launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England which encourages a more consistent approach to goods and packaging recycling and separate food waste collections. ADBA welcomes the move towards…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, separate food waste collections, Wrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, efra committee, Defra, DCLG, consultation, 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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