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Biomethane causes low commotion in DfT transport energy strategy

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The Department for Transport is undertaking a review of transport energy strategy – you may recall my blog from May where I set out the broad ambitions of this project. Since then things have progressed and with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) soon to be consulted on this work…

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Tags: Department for Transport, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, consultation, GHG emissions, air quality, energy security, sustainability, uk plc, thom koller, Transport Working Group

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ADBA to inform DfT 2030 transport energy strategy

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DfT are undertaking a top level review of Transport Energy strategy for 2030 and 2050. The project is looking to align work undertaken and situate it in its broader context. Completed projects that will inform the strategy include: LowCVP Roadmaps, Transport Energy Task Force, Carbon Budget, National Air Quality action plan and…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, energy security, energy infrastructure, sustainability, air quality, carbon emissions, 2030 targets, thom koller

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Green gas trimming carbon this Christmas

Green gas will be cooking your giblets this Christmas and for many festive seasons to come. Thanks to rapid growth this year, with a quadrupling of biomethane-to-grid plant numbers from 10 to 40, more households are cooking with home-grown green gas than ever before. Today the anaerobic digestion industry generates 31,000m3/hr…

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Tags: press release, green gas, indigenous gas, biomethane, christmas, turkey, energy security, decarbonisation, farm resilience, food production, RHI, capacity, gas oven, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Green gas industry could quadruple with new RHI budget - ADBA forecast

The £1.15 billion allocation for the RHI budget by 2021, announced during the Chancellor’s Spending Review statement last week, could support the construction of an additional 140 biomethane plants – a fourfold increase on current numbers and with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes. The data, released today…

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Tags: press release, spending review, biomethane, RHI, market report, forecast, carbon abatement, energy security, jobs, DECC, natural gas, indigenous gas, municipal waste, food waste, farming resilience, food production, resource management, HGVs, FIT, waste treatment, fifth carbon budget, committee on climate change, CCC, greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture, fossil fuel emissions, renewable energy, manure, landfill, digestate

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Amber Rudd backs indigenous gas

Marking a major shift in UK energy policy, the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, is today expected to unveil plans to prioritise support for indigenous sources of gas, as she announces the phasing out of coal-fired power stations by 2023. As part of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s …

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Tags: press release, DECC, government, amber rudd, energy, policy, green gas, indigenous gas, coal-fired power, energy security, baseload energy, renewable, food security, farming resilience, hinkley point c, nuclear, RHI, Autumn Statement, ADBA National Conference, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Mayor of London slams Feed-in Tariff cuts

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Speaking during yesterday's London Assembly Mayor's Question Time, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, stated: I am concerned by the government’s potential cuts to FiTs. In response to London Assembly member, Baroness Jones, challenged that the government is having a 'huge bonfire' of renewables, the…

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Tags: Mayor of London, boris johnson, london assembly, local government, London, FIT, baroness jones, government, renewables, blackouts, energy security, baseload, nuclear, edf, blog, Derek Sivyer

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Energy Secretary cornered on renewables policy

As well as updating members on ADBA's conversation with the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, this blog urges members to submit written contributions to the relevant House of Commons Committee concerning the impact recent DECC policy has had on investor confidence.   ADBA today joined a…

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Tags: blog, Parliament, DECC, amber rudd, angus macneil, energy security, low-carbon energy, energy & climate change committee, secretary of state, national grid, gas, HGV, energy networks association, Derek Sivyer, inquiry

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AD electrical capacity surges beyond 500MWe

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514 megawatts across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. Commenting on this substantial progress, ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, said: Last month I announced a new industry milestone following the unveiling of…

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Tags: press release, capacity, electricity, biomethane, low carbon, baseload, nuclear power, wylfa, energy security, FIT, pre-accreditation, cuts, government, DECC, budget 2015, lecs, food security, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Labour pledges strong support for green gas

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Labour has this week set out its support for biomethane to grid injection, pledging to work with National Grid and the Committee on Climate Change, to produce recommendations on the ‘policy and regulatory reforms needed to maximise the potential for the development of green gas’, if elected in 2015. Noting the…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: biomethane to grid, energy security, food waste, gas grid injection, green gas, Jordan Marshall, Labour

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Energy security increasingly worrying public, DECC survey shows

Concerns over energy supply and climate change are becoming ever more important issues in the public’s eyes, with 53% identifying these two areas as one of the top three challenges the UK is facing – up by 10% since respondents were surveyed last year. DECC’s latest public attitudes tracking survey also…

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Tags: climate change, DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public opinion

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Strong public support for renewables, concerns over energy bills

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DECC’s latest public opinion survey has shown strong support for renewable energy, while concerns over energy bills remain high on the public radar. Over three quarters (77%) remain supportive of renewable energy, while almost half of respondents (47%) are worried about paying their energy bills now, while 84% are concerned about steep…

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Tags: DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public attitudes

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Influential MP backs AD

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Influential MP Alan Whitehead last week urged the government to consider the benefits that AD can deliver for the UK’s gas and energy security, in comparison to those which could be offered by shale gas. Speaking in Parliament at a Westminster Hall debate on shale gas in the UK,…

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Tags: Alan Whitehead, energy security, shale gas

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Biogas to become 'business as usual' says energy chief

This year the UK’s biggest dedicated anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas 2013 (3-4 July, NEC), will highlight the significant contribution that anaerobic digestion and biogas can provide to securing the UK’s energy supply as a truly renewable source of biomethane. Free to attend, this…

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Tags: ENA, energy security, UK AD & Biogas

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DECC's positive case for renewables welcome - Redesdale

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Environmental Parliamentarian of the Year Lord Redesdale today [18 May] welcomed the government’s acknowledgement of the vital role that renewable technologies have to play in keeping household energy bills under control. Speaking following the publication of an Oxford Economics report which demonstrates that Britain’s…

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Tags: DECC, energy security, financial incentives, low-carbon, Redesdale

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