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Taking AD to the Heart of Government

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Charlotte Morton and Jon Harrison had an opportunity to take AD to the heart of government this week with a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on the Environment, Sir John Randall. Meeting Sir John at No.10 Downing Street, Charlotte and Jon had an opportunity  to…

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Decentralised electricity sector deal - can we get government backing?

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Next week the government is expected to publish its Industrial Strategy, including a number of sector deals to include policy support and research and development funding for specific sectors. Introducing an Industrial Strategy is one of Theresa May's main objectives, so it will be interesting to see whether there…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, decentralised energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, beis, industrial strategy, sector deal

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RHI Reform Update

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ADBA is aware that many members continue to be concerned regarding the ongoing delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms and associated tariff rate. We have been in touch with the office of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the risks to sector…

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ADBA Sends Budget Asks to Treasury

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver the 2017 Budget to Parliament on 22nd November 2017. ADBA has written to the Exchequer Secretary setting out the key policies that can boost AD across the UK. We’ve been hearing a more positive position from Ministers and officials on the issue of…

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, RTFO, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo

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Party Games - Parliamentary Update

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The formation of Parliamentary Committees is one reason why progress on key legislation has been so slow since the election.

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MPs put forward Future of Gas proposals

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On Monday I attended a reception in Parliament on the future of the gas grid. It was another opportunity for the mainstream of the energy industry to bash the idea of switching to an all-electric heating system for the UK, with the MPs involved (James Heappey and Alan Whitehead) joining…

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The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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New RHI consultation: proposals on eligible heat use and biomethane injection

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BEIS has today released a new RHI consultation which deals with a number of cross cutting scheme issues, including: eligible heat uses; very large plant; multiple installations; and, rules relating to registering biomethane plants. You can access the consultation document here. This consultation follows the commitment made in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, eligible heat, biomethane injection, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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(Some) new RHI regulations put before Parliament

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New RHI legislation was laid before Parliament yesterday. It will come into effect on 20 September 2017. You can access this here. While the new regulations implement some of the proposals (namely, those relating to the restructuring of the biomass tariffs) set out in the government response to last year’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, thom koller, regulations

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ADBA joins new ENA Biomethane Group

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This week the Energy Network Association (ENA) invited ADBA and biomethane producers to join representatives from the gas transmission and distribution networks to discuss site connections and operations. This industry-wide biomethane group will look to meet quarterly to discuss issues and potential mechanisms to solve them. Below is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, energy networks association, grid connection, network capacity, future billing methodology, project clocc, gas distribution network, thom koller

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Replacing CHP installations under the FIT

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The vast majority of AD plants with CHP have commissioned since 2010, following the introduction of the FIT. As such, due to the high build quality of engines most AD plants would not have needed to replace their installations to date. This situation is changing. The lifespan of CHP installations used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, chp replacement, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Financing your plant with the RHI and RTFO

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The Climate Change Act has established a target for the UK to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Towards this obligaiton significant progress has been made in decarbonising electricity, but little progress has been made so far in heat and transport sectors. As the below diagram illustrates …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, RTFO, renewable financial incentives, rtfcs, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, thom koller

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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BEIS launch independent review into the cost of energy

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Industrial Strategy, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that an independent review into the cost of energy will be undertaken, led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE. The Secretary of State announced: All homes and businesses rely on an affordable and secure energy supply and the government is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, industrial strategy, Climate Change Act, paris agreement, energy costs, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, thom koller

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