Tag: Consultation

FIT queued capacity: now space in Tariff Period 4

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Last week Ofgem published their latest report on the FIT deployment queue. This assigns a provisional tariff period to each plant, which informs the point at which a plant's one year validity period would begin and the tariff it would secure. You can access this data here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, deployment caps, fit deployment, deployment queue, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, Ofgem, thom koller

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RHI scheme spending update

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest figures on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The link can be found by clicking here. If you would like to see how the forecast expenditure compares to the expenditure threshold for each RHI tariff,…

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Tags: beis, RHI, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, consultation, emiliano lewis

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Scottish Government propose new Climate Change Bill

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The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 set world-leading greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, including a target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The Scottish Government is now consultating on the introduction of a new Climate Change Bill with even more ambitious targets. Proposals include: Setting targets based on actual emissions; Increasing the 2050…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Scottish Government, consultation, committee on climate change, carbon emissions, eu ets, thom koller

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Is low carbon transport policy set to speed past renewable heat?

Following the general election on 8 June, Chris Grayling MP was reappointed as Secretary of State for Transport and John Hayes MP reappointed as Minister of State at DfT. This continuity is important ahead of government word on the RTFO reforms that were consulted on at the start of the year.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, DfT, RTFO, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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Ofgem set out justifications for changes to Embedded Benefit charging

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Last week Ofgem published its response to its consultation on Embedded Benefits. This will affect all exisiting and new AD plants generating electricity. As indicated in their 'minded to' decision, Ofgem will press ahead with reducing the triad payment from £45/kW to £3-7/kW. This reduction is less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, embedded benefit, embedded generation, triad, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, thom koller

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Triad payments to end in 2021

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Following the consultation on Embedded Benefits: Consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 minded to decision and draft Impact Assessment Ofgem has today confirmed their ‘minded to’ position. You can read National Grid's explainer on the Triad payment system here. This change will reduce the triad embedded benefit…

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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RHI degression: tariffs cut by 10%

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BEIS have today published their quarterly degression announcement, giving notice of tariff reductions to apply from 1 July 2017 for new applicants to the RHI. You can view these here. Technology Existing tariff (1 April 2017 - 31 July 2017) % reduction being applied Tariff (1 July 2017 - 30 September 2017) Biomethane Tier 1: 3.56 Tier 2: 2.10 Tier 3: 1.61 10% Tier 1: 3.20 Tier 2: 1.89 Tier 3: 1.45 Biogas Small: 3.20 …

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ADBA responds to Scottish Government energy strategy

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Earlier this week we submitted our final response to the Scottish Government on their draft energy strategy ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’. You can view our response here. Thank you to those members who got in touch and contributed views.   Our response In our submission we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scottish Government, consultation, renewable financial incentives, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 2050, bioenergy action plan, thom koller

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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New air quality plan means new opportunities for biomethane vehicles

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The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have launched a consultation on proposals to improve air quality in our towns and cities. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution is the primary cause of the poor air quality, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, biomethane vehicles, air quality, nitrogen dioxide, thom koller

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Ofgem Targeted Charging Review - have your say

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Ofgem is conducting a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider network charging including the impact of fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The TCR could lead to a full Significant Charging Review to consider how the Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) and Distribution Use…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, FIT, triad, consultation, Ofgem

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, food waste, jon harrison, Parliament, Charlotte Morton, carbon

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Future Billing Methodology: reducing gas to grid costs

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ADBA has now submitted its response to National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL's consultation on the Future Billing Methodology. You may download our final response here. Thank you to all the members who got in touch to help shape our submission. Our response supports the project in…

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, embedded benefit, triad payments, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, tnous, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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