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Share your comments on our response to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. The consultation, which continues until 14 August 2018, looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, air pollution, clean air, clean air strategy, low emission spreading, member survey, digestate spreading, thom koller

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A bespoke Contracts for Difference auction for small-scale generation

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Yesterday Claire Perry MP, Energy and Climate Change Minister, announced that a further Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction would take place in 2019. This has been widely reported as a means of providing certainty to the offshore wind sector, so it can build on its success to date through the next…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, Contracts for Difference, national grid, future energy scenarios, GHG emissions, market report

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BEIS launch call for evidence on post-FIT electricity support

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Alongside the closure of the Feed-in Tariff scheme consultation launched today (click here for details on this), BEIS has also issued a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation.   Overview At the heart of the consultation is the question of how…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, ppa, Ofgem, targeted charging review, network charging, thom koller

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ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. Running until 14 August 2018, the consultation looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as food production, heating homes. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, consultation, health and harmony, common agricultural policy cap, clean air strategy, air quality, ammonia emissions, ammonia, low emission spreading, thom koller

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Ofgem publish responses to price control consultation

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RIIO is Ofgem's approach to ensuring the monopoly companies who run the UK's gas and electricity networks have enough revenue to run an efficient network that delivers what customers need. RIIO stands for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. You can read our earlier blog for further information on the…

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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AD Highlighted in new London Environment Strategy

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The Mayor of London’s office has published its long-awaited Environment Strategy. As anyone who lives in the capital will know, the city faces major challenges, from hugely polluted air, noise pollution and, critically for supporting the anaerobic digestion sector, no comprehensive plan for tackling the huge amount of…

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BEIS responds on further proposed amendments to the RHI

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During September and October last year the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on futher amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). They responded to the chapter 2 questions relating to eligible heat in January and these came into force on 22 May 2018 alongside the reset tariffs and Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, Ofgem, beis, consultation, thom koller

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Have your say on BEIS call for evidence on off-grid heat decarbonisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blogs for an overview of the consultation or click here to download our draft response. Comments are welcome. Please get…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, future of heat, decarbonisation, consultation, beis, thom koller

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Government response on ‘further amendments to the RHI’ expected next week

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Despite the 2016 reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) only just coming into law this week, we now expect the RHI Further Proposed Amendments government response to the consultation next week. Government consulted on these proposals in September and October last year. You can view our response to the consultation…

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New obligations to decarbonise off-grid heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blog on this for an overview of the consultation. The consultation closes on 11 June and we will be posting our draft…

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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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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, consultation, beis, Ofgem, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ammonia emissions, agriculture bill, future of on farm ad, climate change mitigation, soil health, public goods, thom koller

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