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Resource Management Industry sets out its top priorities for the next Government

The Trade Association Group, an umbrella body comprising the main organisations in the UK’s waste and resource management sector, today set out its top priorities for the next government. The Group’s statement reads as follows: We believe that improvements in resource efficiency – the way in…

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Tags: resource management, government, recycling, food waste collections

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New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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ADBA reacts to EU referendum

Commenting on the UK's decision to leave the European Union, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: “The policy framework for anaerobic digestion has been closely linked to European directives, and the industry will need to work hard to ensure that we maintain and build our place in Britain…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton, Defra, government, European Union, EU, Europe

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Green gas vital to UK carbon abatement

In the wake of a “historic” agreement reached at the Paris Climate Change conference, with a commitment to keep global temperatures well below 20C, the UK government’s revised green gas strategy could place anaerobic digestion (AD) at the heart of UK carbon abatement efforts.  ADBA…

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Tags: press release, paris climate change conference, carbon abatement, greenhouse gases, green gas, government, David Cameron, renewable heat, FIT, fossil fuels, food waste, fertiliser, landfill, decarbonise, farming, transport, heat, electricity, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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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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Parliamentary report shows green gas heating up

A report published yesterday by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which used data collated from ADBA’s 2015 market report, has shown that seven per cent of the UK’s indigenous gas was supplied by biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) and landfill gas last year. In 2014,…

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Tags: press release, post, parliamentary office of science and technology, RHI, biomethane, biogas, heat, 2015 market report, indigenous gas, landfill gas, gas-to-grid, natural gas, amber rudd, DECC, government, Minister, spending review, green gas, ADBA National Conference, DfT, SGN, IGEM, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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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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ADBA submits its response to DECC’s FIT Review

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Last month DECC launched its comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff, which included a whole host of dramatic changes, as you will know from Matt’s briefing. We have now submitted our response which can found here. Key points This consultation, alongside other announcements and consultations from DECC such…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, will bushby, FIT, biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff

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Anaerobic digestion industry fights to survive

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association has today strongly objected to DECC’s plans to massively cut back government support for new AD plants. The association’s response to the review of the Feed-in Tariff called for the government to set out much more ambitious plans for delivering…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, hinkley point c, nuclear, cost-effective, press release, capacity, brown-outs, black-outs, jobs, investment, anaerobic digestion

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Committee on Climate Change petitions government to re-assess UK low-carbon policy

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In an open letter to the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, the Chair of the government’s advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has urged the Minister to clarify current low-carbon policy direction after the recent spate of damaging…

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Tags: blog, amber rudd, DECC, committee on climate change, low-carbon policy, government, lord deben, carbon budgets, Derek Sivyer

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CBI slams government’s renewables policy

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The Confederation of British Industry’s Director General, John Cridland, is widely considered the voice for British business, and so it will not go unnoticed that he has today slammed ‘the worrying signal to businesses’. Speaking alongside the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore,…

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Tags: blog, cbi, john cridland, renewables, green economy, business, government, policy, al gore, paris conference, low carbon, 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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Food waste collection work offers promise

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Amid all of the uncertainty around renewable financial incentives, there is one chink of light on AD policy: food waste collections. In mid-July, Charlotte was part of an industry delegation which met new resources minister Rory Stewart MP in Defra. There she described work which was already underway between the…

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Tags: blog, food waste, food waste collection, rory stewart, Defra, AD, food waste recycling action plan, biogas, Wrap, recycling, circular economy package, EC, Europe, government, landfill tax, carbon savings, operator groups, Charlotte Morton

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

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Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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Government FIT consultation ‘disaster’ for AD growth

DECC has today published a consultation on its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Despite the consultation leaving AD tariffs unchanged for now, the proposal to limit the FITs scheme to a maximum overall budget of £75-100 million from January 2016 to 2018/19 will have a disastrous affect on investor certainty…

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Tags: press release, DECC, consultation, FIT, cuts, government, tariffs, deployment, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, incentives

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