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RHI Tariff Guarantee budget allocation released

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the budget allocation for tariff guarantees and estimates of inflation for the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. The budget is set out below: This allocation to tariff guarantees is 50% of the scheme's uncommitted spend in future years (for 2020/21 there is…

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Defra farming consultation: public money for public goods

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As we reported at the end of February, Defra is consulting on the future support for farmers, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can read our summary of the consultation proposals here.   Consultation questions on public money for public…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, CAP, consultation, common agricultural policy cap, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, financial incentives, consultation, legislation, House of Commons, House of Lords, thom koller

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ADBA visits Northern Ireland farmers

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On the kind invitation of Morton's, agricultural suppliers since the company was founded in 1856, last week I visited Northern Ireland to meet with AD operators, farmers and agronomists. Morton's supply much of Northern Ireland's agricultural AD plants with the seed they need to grow grass, rye, maize…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, consultation, Northern Ireland, morton's, KWS, silage additive, silage clamps, energy crops, financial incentives, digestate, thom koller

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, ammonia emissions, Defra, farm AD, brexit, consultation, clean air strategy, regulatory forum, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Ofgem set out proposals for new regulatory framework

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Ofgem has set out proposals for a new regulatory framework from 2021. The changes are intended to result in savings for customers and lower returns for energy network companies. Savings of over £5 billion for household consumers are expected, or about £15 - £25 per year on the dual fuel household…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, network charging, network innovation

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Consultation on the future of gas

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Carbon Connect is holding a consultation on the future role of low carbon gas and the contribution it can make to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, called the Future of Gas Series, will also look at policy developments required to enable its continued deployment as…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, decarbonisation, future of heat, Renewable Heat Incentive, consultation, future of gas, thom koller

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The changing role of the Electricity System Operator

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National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) is the electricity System Operator (ESO) for the electricity transmission network in Great Britain. As such it is responsible for the day to day operation of the system as well as being the owner of the transmission system in England and Wales. With electricity…

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Tags: electricity distribution network, renewable electricity, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, national grid, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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ADBA joins industry-wide call for long-awaited FIT consultation

ADBA has today joined a number of trade associations to write to Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, regarding the long-awaited Feed-in Tariff consultation. The letter, which you can read here, highlights the contribution renewables technologies supported under the FIT make…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, beis, greg clark mp, feed-in tariff, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Is Contracts for Difference the future for AD electrical generation?

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a consultation on changes to Contracts for Difference (CfD) for Renewable Electricity Generation.  Ongoing until 9 March 2018 Government is considering various changes to the CfD scheme to enable it to continue to support new generation and provide best value…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, CfD, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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New rules on eligible heat use under the RHI

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Towards the end of 2017 Government made a number of proposals to tighten the rules relating to various heat uses on the Non-domestic RHI, including removing all drying practices as an eligible heat use for new participants. The Government response to the RHI amendments on eligible heat uses has now…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas heat, beis, eligible heat, crop drying, drying, consultation, rhi consultation, RHI, thom koller

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Help shape the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 Bioenergy Review

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a call for evidence to inform its updated Bioenergy Review, which it is expecting to publish in Autumn 2018. The CCC are interested in seeing evidence on sustainability of bioenergy, lifecycle emissions, resource availability and best-use of bioenergy across the economy. …

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ADBA responds to EA charges review: proposals go too far, too fast

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Today, we submitted our response to the Environment Agency’s ‘Strategic Review of Charges’. Many thanks to all members who provided feedback and input; this has helped us put together a strong response. You can read our full response here. In our view, the proposals are too…

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What’s next for embedded benefit and residual charges?

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Ofgem is currently reforming network charging, the effects of which look set to cut embedded benefit. As we informed ADBA Members last year, following consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 Ofgem produced a 'minded to' decision that they are pressing ahead (following the WACM4 recommendation). This works to remove the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, targeted charging review, significant code review, consultation, riio-2, triad, embedded benefits, thom koller

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Bioenergy Review - Call for Evidence

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a review of bioenergy, which will review work undertaken in 2011 into the potential role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets through to 2050. You can read the full terms of the call for evidence here. The deadline for submissions is 9am on …

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