Tag: Climate Change Act

BEIS launch independent review into the cost of energy

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Industrial Strategy, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that an independent review into the cost of energy will be undertaken, led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE. The Secretary of State announced: All homes and businesses rely on an affordable and secure energy supply and the government is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, industrial strategy, Climate Change Act, paris agreement, energy costs, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, 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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Clean Growth Plan to arrive in Autumn

Claire Perry MP, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry has announced plans for BEIS to release its long awaited Clean Growth Plan, first expected in 2016. Speaking in Parliament, Perry said: My intention is to publish the Clean Growth Plan when Parliament returns from the summer recess,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, decarbonisation, renewable heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, clean growth plan, thom koller, Climate Change Act, carbon budgets

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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, thom koller

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Leaving the EU: implications on UK energy policy

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) is exploring the implications for UK energy policy of leaving the European Union. The aim of the inquiry is to understand the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on UK energy policy, and determine which policy areas will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, renewable financial incentives, ECC committee, consultation, European Union, brexit, food waste operators, crop operators, energy trilemma, biomethane in transport, RTFO, renewable heat, Climate Change Act, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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More details confirmed about new energy department

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The government has today set out further information on the responsibilities and operations of its restructured departments. A statement from the Prime Minister said: The Department for Energy and Climate Change and the remaining functions of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been merged to form a new…

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Tags: DECC, dbeis, renewable financial incentives, climate change, Climate Change Act, food waste operators, Defra, crop operators, Matt Hindle, greg clark, therese coffey

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The fifth carbon budget - call for evidence

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released a call for evidence on the fifth carbon budget. The budget will put a legal limit on UK emissions of greenhouse gases over the period 2028 – 2032. The carbon budget is important as it provides benchmarks towards the 2050 target, it ensures regular progress…

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Tags: carbon budget, CCC, will bushby, Climate Change Act, climate change, low-carbon, low-carbon tech, decarbonisation, anaerobic digestion, consultation

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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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