Tag: General Election

Election update – Don’t count your chickens…

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison If you had looked through any of the Sunday newspapers last weekend, you’d think the general election campaign was a foregone conclusion. The Conservative Party had a twenty point opinion poll lead and seemed to be sailing calmly towards a stonking…

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Tags: jon harrison, general election, anaerobic digestion, manifestos

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ADBA comments on election manifestos

Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties. Conservative Manifesto Commenting on the Conservative Party’s Manifesto, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton welcomed the Conservatives’ continued commitment to the…

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Tags: general election, manifestos, recycling, climate change, Circular Economy, renewables, anaerobic digestion

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Send a letter to your MP candidates about AD

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By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager As I write this blog, parties of all political colours are busy selecting their prospective parliamentary candidates for the election on June 8th. These lucky (depending on your point of view) people will spend the next five weeks tramping across their constituencies, meeting…

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Tags: jon harrison, general election, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA calls for AD to be recognised in manifestos

With a snap election on the horizon and all parties now scrambling to pull together manifestos, ADBA is calling for the value of AD to be recognised in these important statements of intent. Commenting, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton stated: The performance of local authorities and politicians on the ground…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, food waste, RHI, FIT, jon harrison

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ADBA: Food waste report is ‘wake-up call’ for next Government

ADBA has joined the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee in calling food waste levels in England a ‘scandal’ and described the Committee’s final report into the costs of food waste in England as a ‘wake-up call' for the next Government. …

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, efra committee, general election, Environment Agency, waste hierarchy

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General election announcement and impact on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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The Prime Minister has today announced that a general election will be held on 8 June.  This throws into question whether the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) amendment regulation to bring in the new tariffs and tariff guarantees will be passed in time, so could lapse. They would then need…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Election candidate visits Holbeach renewable energy plant

The UK’s leading operator of facilities that generate renewable energy from food waste and other organic material has welcomed a prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) to its Lincolnshire anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The AD plant is a joint venture with A.H. Worth, the parent company of QV Foods,…

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Tags: Tamar Energy, qv foods, ppc, Parliament, general election, john hayes, MP, ricky maylin, duncan worth, food waste, asda, marks & spencer, M&S, biogas, biofertiliser, soil conditioner, organic waste, green power, member's press release, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA evaluates party manifestos

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Each of the main political parties have emphasised their green credentials to varying degrees in recent months. This week has seen each of the parties release their manifesto documents, enabling us to analyse their pledges in more detail. The Labour Party Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas…

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Tags: party manifestos, manifesto, Parliament, general election, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, biogas, decarbonisation, Circular Economy, waste management, recycling, food waste, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, greenhouse gas emissions, Green investment Bank, zero carbon britain, Derek Sivyer

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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers ‘exciting prospect’ for renewables sector

Liberal Democrats have today published their party manifesto document, which outlines a number of clear measures that could potentially support the renewables industry to grow substantially. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: The Liberal Democrat’s manifesto offers an exciting prospect for the renewables sector with strong,…

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Tags: Liberal Democrats, manifesto, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, zero carbon britain, government, Parliament, general election, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA welcomes Labour’s green manifesto pledges

Labour has today published its party manifesto document, which includes a number of key commitments for the renewables industry. The manifesto includes pledges to: Create an Energy Security Board to plan and deliver the UK’s energy mix; including a commitment to green gas. Introduce a legal target to…

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Tags: party manifesto, general election, Labour, labourrenewables, biogas, food waste, energy security board, decarbonisation, Green investment Bank, GIB, manifesto, low carbon, Derek Sivyer

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Members urge MPs to sign ADBA pledge card

Many ADBA members have already written to their local Member of Parliament or parliamentary candidate, inviting them to visit their company or plant. For those who have not yet been in touch with their local MP, however, we encourage you to do so because this will help us as the…

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Tags: pledge card, lobby strategy, Derek Sivyer, MP, Parliament, manifesto, general election, lobbying

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Members urged to engage their MPs

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We have written to all our members requesting their support with our political lobbying efforts on the industry’s behalf ahead of next year’s crucial general election. To secure the future for your business, and also to ensure that our industry can reach its potential, we need…

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Tags: general election, lobby, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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Labour reinforces green jobs pledge

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The Labour Party has set out its core priorities in a policy document ahead of its official manifesto launch in the early New Year. As part of the Party’s 10 core pledges, Labour have reiterated its aspiration to make Britain a world leader in low carbon technology and green…

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Tags: Labour, Parliament, Derek Sivyer, general election, green jobs, lobby strategy, DECC, caroline flint

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Labour leader reasserts 'green credentials'

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Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has used the Party’s last conference before next May’s general election to highlight the green credentials at the heart of Labour policy. In his speech, Mr Miliband confirmed that green growth would form part of his six point plan for Great Britain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Derek Sivyer, Ed Miliband, general election, green economy, Labour conference

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