Tag: Air Pollution

Applications open for 2018 Ashden Awards

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London-based charity Ashden is seeking entries for its 2018 UK green energy awards. Two of the key areas they are interested in would be suitable for applications relating to AD: Innovation and new approaches to renewable energy generation. Businesses, projects or programmes that have found innovative ways to reduce pollution…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Awards, renewable energy, sustainable transport, air pollution

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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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The fumes from ‘renewables bonfire’ will cost lives

ADBA has written to the chair of the Commons Energy Select Committee, Angus MacNeil MP, asking his committee to scrutinise the impact that DECC’s ‘capacity market’ plans will have on levels of deadly air pollution. The Energy Committee is holding an evidence session with National Grid…

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Tags: press release, ECC committee, angus macneil, MP, Parliament, DECC, government, policy, commons, capacity markets, capacity crunch, session hearing, national grid, comeap, who, baseload energy, diesel generators, air pollution, air quality, carbon abatement, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, no2, nitrogen dioxide, hinkley point c, nuclear, ghg, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Article for Next Green Car: Time to hit the gas?

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Writing for Next Green Car earlier this month, ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, noted that the use of biomethane as a vehicle fuel has grown significantly, with evidence from the Gas Vehicle Hub demonstrating that the number of UK gas refuelling points which supply biomethane content has risen with…

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Tags: next green car, Chris Huhne, biomethane, European Commission, gas vehicle hub, refuelling infrastructure, CNG, Sweden, germany, biomethane certification, cenex, coca-cola enterprises, bradford council, sainsbury’s, air pollution, diesel, public health england, uk ad & biogas 2015, adba editorial, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Tags: greenfleet, editorial, conventional biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, biofuels, renewable energy directive, indirect land use change, DfT, biomethane, air pollution, public health england, Chris Huhne, adba national conference 2014, JouleVert, Colin Matthews, vehicles, gas alliance group, tony griffiths, refuelling infrastructure, green gas trading, Labour, EU, house of lords science & technology select committee, food waste, food and drink, Liberal Democrats, zero waste britain act, source segregation, landfill ban

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ADBA calls for greater support for gas vehicles to tackle air quality

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ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into poor air quality has called for action by government to boost the biomethane and gas vehicle sector, which can make a significant contribution to cutting air pollution from road transport particularly from HGVs. Citing case studies which demonstrated that changing HGVs from…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, HGV, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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ADBA members urge DfT to look to gas/biomethane to address air quality

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Attendees at our recent Transport Working Group meeting urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to extend their focus beyond simply CO2 savings when assessing the benefits of different vehicle sectors, in the context of the recent Public Health report which demonstrated that long term exposure to air pollution was responsible…

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Tags: air pollution, biomethane in transport, Department for Transport, DfT, gas buses, Jordan Marshall, OLEV, RTFO

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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2030 EU deal: renewables to provide 27% of energy

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Extending the current binding targets to 2020, the European Commission this week announced EU-wide 2030 targets for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generating energy from renewable sources. A 40% cut in GHG emissions (relative to 1990 levels), alongside the use of at least 27% of energy from renewables will be required across member states…

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Tags: 2030 targets, air pollution, biomethane vehicles, Climate Change Act, climate change targets, EU, European Commission, GHG emissions, Jordan Marshall, renewable target

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