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(Some) new RHI regulations put before Parliament

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New RHI legislation was laid before Parliament yesterday. It will come into effect on 20 September 2017. You can access this here. While the new regulations implement some of the proposals (namely, those relating to the restructuring of the biomass tariffs) set out in the government response to last year’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, thom koller, regulations

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New Medium Combustion Plant permitting and emissions compliance

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At the end of last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive into and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. “Medium combustion plants” mean a combustion plant with a rated thermal input equal…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, permits, consultation, Defra, emissions monitoring, emissions limits, nox, thom koller

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Ofgem begin Significant Code Review

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Following consultation earlier in the year Ofgem has decided to launch a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR), which will: Consider reform of residual charging for transmission and distribution, for both generation and demand, to ensure it meets the interests of consumers, both now and in future; and …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, consultation, significant code review, triad payments, embedded benefit, tnuos, bsuos, cmp264, cmp265, network charging, thom koller

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Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller, consultation, claire perry mp, Alan Whitehead, labour party

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DfT support for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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DfT is running a consultation on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the added…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, alternative fuels infrastructure, ldvs, category b licence, consultation, thom koller

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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BEIS set out plans to upgrade UK energy system

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BEIS and Ofgem have today release a report on 'Upgrading our Energy System'. The report is a response to the call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system which concluded at the beginning of the year. You can download the report here. The full response to the consultation and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, smart energy systems, flexible generation, energy storage, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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Share your views on London’s food waste situation

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee is running a sixth month inquiry into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. The three areas of focus are: Waste reduction and the circular economy - how to reduce waste and utilise the circular econonmy Recycling - the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, london assembly, Mayor of London, waste management, consultation, thom koller

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The Road to RIIO-2 (Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs)

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Ofgem has published an open letter on RIIO-2 Framework. 'RIIO' stands for the formula through which revenue is calculated, Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs. RIIO-2 will determine the next price controls for the network companies running the gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks. The current price controls for gas and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, network innovation, riio-2, Ofgem, consultation, thom koller

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

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