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Latest RHI Tariff Guarantee update

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Four months ago today the long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive came into force, with the Tariff Guarantee process launching at 10AM the following day. Since the tariff resets and the Tariff Guarantee process came into force Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which…

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Use of estimated data on the RHI limited to 8 times

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The RHI pays participants for heat used for eligible purposes with these purposes typically metered and submissions for payment made to Ofgem on a quarterly basis. There is currently a provision within the RHI regulations for estimated data to be used in exceptional circumstances when meter readings cannot be provided.…

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Ofgem firm up RHI rules on replacement plant

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Following consultation by BEIS last year on replacement plant under the RHI, Ofgem has updated its system to allow this as of 1 October 2018. You can read the government response to the consultation here. The response to the consultation provides limited guidance on the process for replacement, besides stating that replacement…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Ofgem, chp replacement, rhi budget cap, thom koller

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Defra set out ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment

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Following the presentation to Parliament last week of the Agriculture Bill - which we briefed members on here - Defra has issued a policy statement on their ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment. You can read the full statement here and see the summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, public goods, climate change mitigation, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, thom koller

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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Green with envy for new number plates for clean vehicles

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The Department for Transport will soon launch a consultation to ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles such as those fuelled with biomethane. You can find further details about this here. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, road to zero, zero emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Retaining the fuel duty differential at Budget 2018

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Earlier today I attended a meeting of the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), of which ADBA is a member. Ahead of Budget 2018, one of the immediate tasks of the NGVN is to make the case to HM Treasury to retain the fuel duty differential. Maintaining the duty differential is important…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 15 more provisional tariff guarantees issued this week

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive on 22 May 2018, Ofgem now publishes a weekly progress report on the Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. The report details: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued …

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ADBA responds to BEIS call for evidence on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. The call for evidence closed today and ADBA Members can read our full submission here. Thank…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, decentralised energy, electricity, Contracts for Difference, consultation, thom koller

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Changes coming to electricity network charging

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Last year Ofgem launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review, which is looking into how residual network costs are recovered from network users. The TCR SCR will also consider the Ofgem decision on embedded benefits, though in the meantime Ofgem are proceeding to remove net…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, Ofgem, embedded benefits, embedded generation, tnuos, triad payments, thom koller

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GHG intensity of different feedstocks in the recast Renewable Energy Directive

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On 13 June this year compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The Directive is on its way to receiving approval from the European Parliament, with the plenary vote expected to be held in October 2018. It will then return to the Council…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy directive, redii, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability, EU, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantees: three months on

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A little over three months has now passed since the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into force, on 22 May 2018. The delays to the implementation of the reforms certainly tested the AD industry but, as ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said in her opening address at the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, members meeting, cadent, ptgns, tgns, RHI degression, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 18 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee process for applying to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 22nd May, Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis which you can visit here. In this blog we draw out the key information relevant to the AD industry.   Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Ofgem, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, james thompson, thom koller

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Your chance to influence the future role of small-scale low-carbon power generation

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BEIS is calling for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. You can read our overview of this by reading our earlier blog here. Government is consulting until 30 August and we are now inviting ADBA members to comment on our draft response, which you can download…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, beis, decentralised energy, ad chp, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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Challenges for the future of AD and small-scale low-carbon power generation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for evidence on small-scale low-carbon generation. You can read our summary of this call for evidence in our previous blog, here. The consultation recognises that the coming decades will see changing consumption patterns, the growth of decentralised energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, fossil fuels, dnos, decarbonisation, Sweden, system balancing, targeted charging review, thom koller

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