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Reforming the packaging responsibility system and a plastics tax

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As set out in the blog we published earlier today, Defra has today launched a consultation on consistency and separate food waste collections. You can learn about this here. Three other consultations are running to take forward the ambition of the Resources and Waste Strategy. Here we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, bioplastics, plastics, consultation, Defra, HM Treasury, resources and waste strategy, thom koller

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Biomethane and HM Treasury’s fuel duty differential

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Following the publication by the Department for Transport of the Road to Zero Strategy, government is now underway on a follow-up piece of work on natural gas and biomethane as vehicle fuels. Additional work is required to meet the Strategy's aim of reducing HGV greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, HM Treasury, Department for Transport, road to zero, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Treasury launch consultation: Reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new vans - have your say

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HM Treasury have launched a consultation on reforming Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new vans, with the aim of incentivising van drivers to make the cleanest choices. This consultation could provide further opportunity for hauliers and fleet operators to decarbonise their light commercial vehicles (vans) as well as their heavy…

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Tags: HM Treasury, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, low emission, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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ADBA tells Treasury of the costs of plastic separation and disposal in food waste treatment

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At the end of last week ADBA submitted a response to HM Treasury's call for evidence on Tackling the plastic problem. The Energy and Transport tax team at HM Treasury ran the call for evidence to explore how changes to the tax system or charges could be used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, plastic, HMT, HM Treasury, consultation, thom koller

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What are your views on HM Treasury’s approach to sustainability and environmental protection?

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Thank you to all the members who got in touch regarding the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)’s Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry. The results of this inquiry could have a broad impact on the AD and bioresources industry with the EAC looking into the role of HM Treasury in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, digestate, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, food waste, environmental audit committee, HM Treasury, sustainability, the green book, natural capital committee, green growth, investment, crop operators, sub-100kw

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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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Tags: press release, budget, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, george osborne, RHI, green gas, heat, renewable heat target, Parliament, HM Treasury, domestic gas, biomethane, biogas, national grid, House of Commons, energy & climate change committee, Charlotte Morton, 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 stress the importance of RHI to DECC officials

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Yesterday myself and Ollie More met with DECC officials to discuss the future of the RHI. As you will be aware last month we submitted our response to the government’s Spending Review which explained how AD: Provides domestic green gas production now Provides cost effective carbon abatement Increases…

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Tags: will bushby, Ollie More, RHI, financial incentives, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid

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Consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape

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The government has today launched a review of business energy taxes, following the announcement at the Summer Budget that it will look at how to simplify and improve them. Over the summer, the government sought initial views from a range of businesses, academics and other bodies. An initial consultation published…

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Tags: lecs, will bushby, HM Treasury, treasury, efficiency, tax, consultation

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Spending Review – ADBA submits response on RHI

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As you know the Renewable Heat Incentive’s (RHI) budget comes to an end on 31 March 2016, as the incentive comes out of general taxation it is currently being reviewed in HM Treasury’s Spending Review. ADBA submitted our response to the Spending Review on the RHI on Friday…

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Tags: RHI, financial incentives, will bushby, DECC, HM Treasury, treasury, spending review, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, amber rudd, george osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, renewable financial incentives

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AD industry hit by £11 million cut

As detail emerges after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the summer Budget 2015 earlier today, ADBA has calculated that the Budget’s small print includes an £11m hit on the anaerobic digestion sector alone. The removal of the Climate Change Levy exemption for…

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Tags: chancellor of the exchequer, budget 2015, HM Treasury, george osborne, climate change levy, renewable electricity, FIT, RHI, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, press release, incentives, government

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Summer Budget 2015 offers more policy uncertainty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today announced the first Conservative Budget in 20 years. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: Despite addressing the need to secure Britain’s future – both in terms of financial and national security – there was no…

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Tags: press release, HM Treasury, budget 2015, chancellor of the exchequer, government, Conservatives, market report, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, vehicle excise duty, renewable energy directive, HGV, Autumn Statement, DECC, Green Alliance, RHI, climate change

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ADBA responds to changes to EIS funding - 2014 Autumn Statement

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Today ADBA has submitted a response to the Chancellors announcement that companies benefitting from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy will be excluded from benefitting from EIS, SEIS and VCTs with effect from 6 April 2015. We would like to thank all members that provided help and feedback. As soon as…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, FIT, financial incentives, EIS, VCT, will bushby, renewable financial incentives, finance, Finance Forum, HM Treasury, treasury, Autumn Statement

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Fuel duty announcement could help biomethane market

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Proposals for renewable energy in today’s Autumn Statement had largely been trailed in yesterday’s announcements by DECC. There is one interesting line for the biomethane transport sector, however, on page 49 of the document published by HM Treasury:To incentivise a shift to cleaner, cheaper fuel, Autumn Statement 2013 commits…

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Tags: Autumn Statement, biomethane, DfT, HM Treasury, Matt Hindle, transport, Transport Working Group

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