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London Assembly investigation into waste generation, handling and disposal

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee has launched a call for evidence as part of their investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. You can download the call for evidence here. Views are welcomed until 28 July 2017. The three main areas of focus are: Waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, Mayor of London, london assembly, recycling, Energy from Waste, incineration, Circular Economy, thom koller

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Triad payments to end in 2021

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Following the consultation on Embedded Benefits: Consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 minded to decision and draft Impact Assessment Ofgem has today confirmed their ‘minded to’ position. You can read National Grid's explainer on the Triad payment system here. This change will reduce the triad embedded benefit…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, Ofgem, triad payments, tnuos, embedded benefit, cmp264, cmp265, thom koller

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ADBA press Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on food waste

Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ADBA has signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.  The joint letter comes from the Trade Association Group (TAG), the UK’s most influential representative…

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Waste Treatment BREF update - June 2017

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As reported previously, the second version of the European Commission’s Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document is due to be published next year. The BREF document sets out Best Available Technique (BAT) for all waste treatment technologies, including AD, and is applied across the European Union.…

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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Best Practice Scheme proposals – comments on draft documents needed by 23 June

As we have set out previously, ADBA will be piloting the Best Practice Scheme for AD this summer. The scheme, which is led by ADBA and supported by a wide range of industry stakeholders, is aimed at helping the industry to reach high standards of operation, including in environmental protection…

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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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RHI degression: tariffs cut by 10%

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BEIS have today published their quarterly degression announcement, giving notice of tariff reductions to apply from 1 July 2017 for new applicants to the RHI. You can view these here. Technology Existing tariff (1 April 2017 - 31 July 2017) % reduction being applied Tariff (1 July 2017 - 30 September 2017) Biomethane Tier 1: 3.56 Tier 2: 2.10 Tier 3: 1.61 10% Tier 1: 3.20 Tier 2: 1.89 Tier 3: 1.45 Biogas Small: 3.20 …

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ADBA responds to Scottish Government energy strategy

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Earlier this week we submitted our final response to the Scottish Government on their draft energy strategy ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’. You can view our response here. Thank you to those members who got in touch and contributed views.   Our response In our submission we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scottish Government, consultation, renewable financial incentives, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 2050, bioenergy action plan, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Environment Agency’s informal consultation on changes to OPRA

At the end of last week, ADBA provided comments to the Environment Agency (EA) in response to their informal consultation on the proposed changes to the OPRA system of assessing operator performance. To see the proposed changes, click here to read our previous blog. The proposals could have significant…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, opra, operator performance assessment, waste regulation

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Election Update – Don’t count your chickens…

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Election Update – Don’t count your chickens… 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…

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Updates on charges and compliance from the Environment Agency

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Our Regulatory Forum is a great opportunity for ADBA members to hear directly from the regulators and put concerns or queries to them. Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome the Environment Agency’s Nick Green to present the latest. This blog summarises the main points made by Nick, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulatory forum, environmental permitting, permitting charges

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Regulatory Forum a great success – thank you to all involved!

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Thanks to a great set of speakers and a lively audience, ADBA’s Spring Regulatory Forum proved an interesting and thought-provoking day. Huge thanks to our hosts, Clarke Willmott, who provided an excellent venue and refreshments at their Bristol office. Thanks also to all those who presented and attended…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF

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How to achieve UK-wide separate food waste collections

Yesterday I gave a presentation at EDIE Live about introducing source-segregated food waste collections throughout the UK. The event features talks on smarter and more sustainable business and brings together energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.  I spoke about where we are in the UK in terms of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, beis, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, thom koller

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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