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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, CCC, commitee on climate change, consultation, bioenergy review, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, charges, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, consultation, strategic review of charges

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, commitee on climate change, bioenergy, bioenergy review, consultation, GHG emissions, bioenergy sustainability, thom koller

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting 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…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, biomethane in transport, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, category b licence, thom koller

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Draft ADBA response on RHI eligible heat uses

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As we informed members a few weeks ago BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses. For our complete top-level briefing on the consultation click here and for a detailed assessment of the aspects of the consultation relating to…

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

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CHP replacement update

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During the last year, ADBA has sought clarification from Ofgem and BEIS on how they would interpret replacement of CHP installations under the FIT. Earlier this year, ADBA joined with other trade associations representing the other FIT technologies (the British Hydropower Association (BHA), the Renewable Energy Association (REA), RenewableUK, Scottish…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, consultation, chp replacement, unused capacity

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Ofgem set out engagement plan for RIIO-2

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In July we informed members about Ofgem's plans for the RIIO-2 framework review. RIIO stands for 'Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs', and it is the formula through which energy price controls are established. The current 8-year price controls for gas and electricity transmission networks and gas distribution networks end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, Ofgem, riio-2, price controls, gas distribution network, transmission network, electricity distribution network, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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Proposed changes to RHI eligible heat uses

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As we detailed earlier in the week, BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses, very large plant limits, and new rules on multiple installations and the registering of biomethane plants. You may click here to read our…

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

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, DfT, OLEV, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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New RHI consultation: proposals on eligible heat use and biomethane injection

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BEIS has today released a new RHI consultation which deals with a number of cross cutting scheme issues, including: eligible heat uses; very large plant; multiple installations; and, rules relating to registering biomethane plants. You can access the consultation document here. This consultation follows the commitment made in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, eligible heat, biomethane injection, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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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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