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Funding options for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)

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As will be common news to regular readers of the Policy Team blog, decarbonisation of the heat sector is one of the major policy challenges. Heat accounts for almost half of the UK's energy consumption and represents over a third of total UK emissions. As the below chart makes…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis, commitee on climate change, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff guar, feedstock restrictions, eligible heat, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Ofgem issue revised Tariff Guarantee Guide

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Following the successful passing of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms through Parliament over the last few weeks the reformed and refocused scheme is due to come into force on 22nd May 2018. The Tariff Guarantee process will go live at 10AM on 22nd May 2018. Ahead of this, Ofgem has issued…

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Creating a new, independent environmental watchdog

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Earlier this year the government published the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. To ensure that environmental protection measures are supported in the coming years and that…

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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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RHI reforms pass through the House of Lords

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At just after 6:15pm on 9 May, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations successfully made their way through the Lords Grand Committee. The next step in the legislative process is for the Secretary of State to sign them into law. You can view the debate here and below you can…

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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, permitting, regulation, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ammonia emissions, agriculture bill, future of on farm ad, climate change mitigation, soil health, public goods, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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Future of heat: International comparisons of heat decarbonisation policies

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As part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)'s future framework for heat decarbonisation, Vivid Economics was commissioned to summarise the evidence base on how other countries provide heating and cooling and what the UK can learn from them. They have produced a report, which…

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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Future funding for biogas heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can download the call for evidence here or read our blog from a few weeks ago for a summary. The call for evidence will help…

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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ADBA Advisory Board discusses key industry topics

Last month we held our ADBA Industry Advisory Board meeting to gather the key points from industry experts on what the priorities for ADBA and the industry should be. We had a wide-ranging discussion, with each board member giving three areas they'd like us to focus on. What is…

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Breaking news: House of Lords set to debate RHI reforms

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Following their successful journey through the House of Commons the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) the House of Lords is set to debate the regulations on Wednesday 9 May. Please note that the 'entry into force' of the regulations will not be instant upon the completion of the debate. There are formal…

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