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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation legislation passes both Houses of Parliament

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Last year the Department for Transport consulted on reform to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations.  The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Scottish Government issue ambitious Climate Change Plan for 2018-2032

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The Scottish Government has today published the Climate Change Plan: The Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032. The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It includes chapters covering sectors of the Scottish economy, including: Electricity,…

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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£40 million awarded to Councils for low emission buses

As part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which was launched in 2017, the Joint Air Quality Unit has today announced awards totaling £40 million to local authorities across the UK to support efforts to improve air quality in UK towns and cities. Using the money councils will be able to…

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Committee on Climate Change highlight gaps in Government policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today published its independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government’s recent announcement of around 100 policies, proposals and plans. This report, available to download here, assesses the Government’s latest set of policies and proposals that…

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Transport legislation laid before Parliament

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The reforms to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and the Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting legislation were laid before Parliament yesterday, 15th January. You can access the legislation directly at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2018/9780111164242/contents The legislation cannot be amended at this stage, it can…

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ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to…

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the…

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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Biomethane plants in the UK - a market overview

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Many AD plants in the UK have decided to go down the biomethane route, with 85+ of them currently operational in the UK. To allow AD plants to inject gas into the grid, the biogas produced must first be upgraded to biomethane by removing the CO2 from the gas. (For up-to-date…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Biomethane upgrading, biomethane injection, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, biomethane in transport, emiliano lewis

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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