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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: 1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy. The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, AD, maltster, stowmarket, kilowatt, baroness scott, jo churchill, MP, Parliament, suffolk, nigel davies, practical sustainability, Derek Sivyer

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Commons Committee summons Energy Minister for hearing

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Last month I reported on the House of Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee’s (ECCC) programme for departmental scrutiny as the body of MPs sets out to hold government to account for recent policy announcements. As part of this programme, the ECCC today summoned the Energy Minister, Andrea…

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Tags: blog, Parliament, committee, efra committee, Defra, Minister, andrea leadsom, dan poulter, hinkley point c, mps, energy trilemma, investor confidence, shale gas, ghg, low-carbon, DECC, HM Treasury, FIT, pre-accreditation, scrutiny, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA calls on farmers to contribute to parliamentary scrutiny of Defra

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The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, a body of MPs responsible for scrutinising Defra policy and holding ministers to account, has launched an inquiry into farmgate prices. While the focus of the inquiry is on assessing the impact of changing global/national conditions factors on…

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Tags: House of Commons, Parliament, MP, Defra, farming, agriculture, soil degradation, blog, efra committee, inquiry, scrutiny, neil parish mp, Derek Sivyer

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The political case for AD starts with you!

What’s changed? HM Treasury appears to be refusing to participate in constructive dialogue on the vital role of renewables in a thriving UK economy, and each government department is currently pre-occupied grappling with how to meet the hefty cost reductions demanded of them. Although the government has said…

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Tags: lobbying, mps, Parliament, lec, cuts, DECC, treasury, degression, campaign, Derek Sivyer

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Energy Secretary cornered on renewables policy

As well as updating members on ADBA's conversation with the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, this blog urges members to submit written contributions to the relevant House of Commons Committee concerning the impact recent DECC policy has had on investor confidence.   ADBA today joined a…

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Tags: blog, Parliament, DECC, amber rudd, angus macneil, energy security, low-carbon energy, energy & climate change committee, secretary of state, national grid, gas, HGV, energy networks association, Derek Sivyer, inquiry

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Taking a lead on parliamentary scrutiny

Last month ADBA responded to the House of Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee’s request for industry feedback on the scrutiny body’s short and long term priorities.  ADBA was subsequently selected to join a roundtable debate in parliament as one of 60 organisations chosen from the…

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Tags: blog, ADBA news, energy & climate change committee, House of Commons, Parliament, ECC committee, DECC, mps, roundtable debate, angus macneil, indigenous gas, fracking, nuclear, localised energy, Renewable Energy Targets, cost-effectiveness, roi, scrutiny, parliamentary committees, government policy, Derek Sivyer

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

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Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA joins green lobby of Parliament

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As part of a lobbying strategy in partnership with other renewable and environmental organisations, Charlotte Morton joined ADBA’s policy team in the House of Commons for a “speed up-dating” event aimed at engaging Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum. Despite most MPs being broadly…

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Tags: lobbying, Parliament, mps, political, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Devil in the detail – the programme for government

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Following last year’s Autumn Conservative Party conference I wrote that, regardless of the lack of green rhetoric, for the renewables industry the devil is in the detail. The Government has now set out its legislative stall in the Queen’s Speech but there is scant detail there…

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Tags: government, queen's speech, energy bill, onshore wind, paris conference, oil and gas authority, Ofgem, climate change, national grid, green agenda, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S OPINION PIECE: Will Conservatives ban landfilling food waste?

Matt Hale, international sales manager, HRS heat exchangers explains how using heat exchangers in AD processes can save energy, money and the environment. While the ‘circular economy’ was once a buzzword, it is now an accepted phrase and end goal, yet putting it into practice is not quite…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, Circular Economy, conservative, government, Parliament, Mayor of London, Pasteurisation, CHP, boris johnson, liz truss, food waste, landfill ban, recycling, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA’s “who’s who” guide to key government ministers

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As Matt wrote earlier this week, after months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government. David Cameron’s decision to appoint two reputable modernisers to the Department of Energy & Climate Change – the new Secretary of State, Rt Hon Amber…

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Tags: government, ministers, DCLG, DECC, Defra, DfT, greg clark, andrew jones, patrick mcloughlin, liz truss, lord bourne, andrea leadsome, amber rudd, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Election candidate visits Holbeach renewable energy plant

The UK’s leading operator of facilities that generate renewable energy from food waste and other organic material has welcomed a prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) to its Lincolnshire anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The AD plant is a joint venture with A.H. Worth, the parent company of QV Foods,…

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Tags: Tamar Energy, qv foods, ppc, Parliament, general election, john hayes, MP, ricky maylin, duncan worth, food waste, asda, marks & spencer, M&S, biogas, biofertiliser, soil conditioner, organic waste, green power, member's press release, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA responds to Conservative manifesto

The Conservative party has today published its manifesto.  ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented:  The Conservative manifesto is lukewarm at best on support for the green economy. Anaerobic digestion has enormous potential to support rural employment, improve our energy security and reduce carbon emissions. Our industry…

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Tags: conservative party, manfiesto, government, Parliament, MP, green economy, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA evaluates party manifestos

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Each of the main political parties have emphasised their green credentials to varying degrees in recent months. This week has seen each of the parties release their manifesto documents, enabling us to analyse their pledges in more detail. The Labour Party Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas…

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Tags: party manifestos, manifesto, Parliament, general election, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, biogas, decarbonisation, Circular Economy, waste management, recycling, food waste, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, greenhouse gas emissions, Green investment Bank, zero carbon britain, Derek Sivyer

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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers ‘exciting prospect’ for renewables sector

Liberal Democrats have today published their party manifesto document, which outlines a number of clear measures that could potentially support the renewables industry to grow substantially. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: The Liberal Democrat’s manifesto offers an exciting prospect for the renewables sector with strong,…

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Tags: Liberal Democrats, manifesto, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, zero carbon britain, government, Parliament, general election, Derek Sivyer

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