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Theresa May has held Brexit talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in an attempt to encourage them to support her request for an extension to Article 50. EU leaders are keen to understand what a further extension would be used for and the Prime Minister will be expected to provide…

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Last week MPs voted on a series of motions regarding the Prime Minster’s Brexit Plans. Most significantly, a motion proposing a second referendum was heavily defeated – by a margin greater than the Prime Minister’s actual deal was defeated by. However, MPs also voted to request…

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Labour Publish Green Economy Proposals

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The Labour Party have set out their plans for a ‘Green New Deal’, after previously promising to create hundreds of thousands of new green jobs across the country. The proposals, outlined by Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, will involve a national call for evidence and a…

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The evening of Tuesday 29th January saw the latest extraordinary twists and turns in the Parliamentary Brexit drama, as the clock ticks down to the end of March. Due to a previous government defeat, MPs were allowed to table amendments to a government motion that would have directed ministers on…

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EAC Committee highlights AD in nitrate report

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The Environmental Audit Committee in Parliament has produced a report on progress to reducing nitrate pollution. The report contains an entry on anaerobic digestion, and positively states that AD offers an effective solution to managing sewerage sludge in particular, and repurposing waste as a resource. The report also recognises the…

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Parliamentary Event - Energy Innovation Forum: Looking to the Future

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ADBA has been asked to invite its members to exhibit at a forthcoming display of green energy technology in Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, parliamentarians will be invited to come and meet those involved in the green energy, technology and research sectors in…

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ADBA Party Conference Roundup

At the time of writing, Charlotte Morton and I have just returned from attending the main political party conferences. The gatherings are a chance for party members to catch up, Ministers to preen themselves on the main stage and most importantly, for policy debates to happen both in and out…

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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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Dusting Off the Rosettes

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison previews the forthcoming general election. The starting gun has been fired on the 2017 General Election – a phrase that virtually no political pundit in Westminster was expecting ever to have to say. As little as two weeks ago, No.10 were categorically ruling out an…

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Update on EFRA Committee Food Waste Inquiry

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison provides an update on the ongoing inquiry into food waste in England.

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Liz Truss listens to industry grievances at ADBA’s Parliamentary Reception

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On 1 March over 150 farmers, who were either operators or investors within the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, descended on the Houses of Parliament in numbers that demanded the attention of policymakers. Joined by over 60 Westminster MPs and Peers – including Defra’s Secretary of State, Liz Truss MP; Shadow Farming…

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Parliament favours anaerobic digestion for food waste disposal

While the government still drags its feet over action to reduce council tax bills by diverting food waste from expensive landfill through segregated collection services, the House of Commons has acted to send on-site food waste from Parliament’s canteens to anaerobic digestion (AD).  The representative for the…

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Tags: press release, council tax, landfill, Parliament, pq, House of Commons, food waste, tom brake, recycling targets, European Commission, circular economy package, CCC, fifth carbon budget, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, anaerobic digestion

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AD industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today unveiled plans in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) with additional funding for new projects until the end of this Parliament. The Government’s energy policy “reset” announced last…

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ADBA pushes Defra for food waste action

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ADBA has been at the heart of WRAP’s efforts to support the Defra Minister, Rory Stewart MP, in a push for recycling consistency among councils. More information about this work has now been released by the resources body. The aim of the WRAP-led steering group has been to…

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Tags: blog, Wrap, food waste, Defra, rory stewart, Parliament, recycling, harmonisation and consistency working group, food waste collections, harmonised collections, local authorities, councils, marcus gover, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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The fumes from ‘renewables bonfire’ will cost lives

ADBA has written to the chair of the Commons Energy Select Committee, Angus MacNeil MP, asking his committee to scrutinise the impact that DECC’s ‘capacity market’ plans will have on levels of deadly air pollution. The Energy Committee is holding an evidence session with National Grid…

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