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Ministers answer parliamentary questions on AD

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ADBA and the UK’s AD industry has found a new ally in Alan Brown MP. Following conversations with Mr Brown, ADBA shared with him a list of parliamentary questions (PQs) that he then submitted to the relevant Ministers. These covered the most pressing policy asks for our sector.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, R&D, cop26, sector deal, RTFO, alan brown mp, bioenergy crops, food waste collections, parliamentary questions

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Autumn Budget delayed and a Green Gas Sector Deal

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Speculations that the Autumn Budget might be delayed if a second coronavirus wave were to sweep Britain have become reality. Yesterday (23rd September), the Treasury announced that the Budget would be postponed from this November to next Spring. While a Spending Review is still expected in the coming months, it…

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Tags: budget, green gas sector deal, anaerobic digestion, HM Treasury, chancellor

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Government announces Circular Economy Package

On Thursday 30th July, the Circular Economy Package (CEP) was announced with a joint statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government. The package builds on the government’s …

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Tags: circular economy package, cep, resources and waste strategy, waste management, recycling, Circular Economy, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, organic wastes, government, rebecca pow

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It is time to understand AD, ADBA responds to Policy Connect report

Out of the 674 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, just over 100 treat solely food waste, over three times as many treat agricultural wastes and 164 wastewater, while the rest treat a combination of different organic wastes. All are turning what we perceive as ‘waste’ organic material that would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, agricultural wastes, wastewater, Waste Policy, Circular Economy, net zero, national farmers union, Landia, l&d event

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - Wiltshire-based biogas plant outlines “significantly negative” CO2 emissions

Results from Life Cycle Assessment outline the important role that small- scale anaerobic digestion can play in decarbonising food supply chain as part of the Government’s Net Zero and Green Recovery commitments As the UK Government is urged to ‘dramatically scale up’ its net zero…

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Tags: malaby biogas, small scale AD, net zero, green recovery, life cycle assessment, green jobs, negative emissions, food waste

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Energy transition at the top of the global agenda

On July 9, the first ever IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit was attended by 40 Ministers from across the world – including Ministers Kwasi Kwarteng and Alok Sharma from the UK- to discuss how to deliver a sustainable and resilient recovery from the ongoing crisis and achieve a definitive peak in global…

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Tags: iea clean energy transitions summit, ministers, alok sharma, kwasi kwarteng, energy transition, green recovery, bioenergy, UK AD & Biogas, wba, job creation, innovation

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Chancellor’s Green Recovery keeps us waiting

Over the past few months, headlines have been both calling for and anticipating the Chancellor would commit to a green recovery from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. To the delight of environmental campaigners, both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been clear in pledging…

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Tags: chancellor, summer economic update, green recovery, energy efficiency, ADBA, cop26, UK AD & Biogas, recovery packages, rishi sunak, boris johnson

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Furlough scheme extended by one month

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The necessary lockdown of the UK economy has jeopardised the survival of many British businesses. In order to save millions of jobs, Rishi Sunak announced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March. The scheme has opened for applications today (20 April) and allows struggling firms to furlough employees with the government…

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Tags: coronavirus job retention scheme, chancellor of the exchequer, rishi sunak, social distancing, extension, furlough

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Minister Rebecca Pow thanks waste sector

In the COVID-19 crisis, new heroes have emerged. The healthcare workers fighting the pandemic in the front line and saving lives have been (literally) applauded by the British. Supermarket cashiers, lorry drivers, transport maintenance engineers, food delivery drivers, cleaners, carers, bus drivers and many others have…

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Tags: covid-19, waste sector, Minister, rebecca pow mp, thank you letter, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, food waste, heroes, essential work, recycling sector

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A Green Response to COVID-19

In a crisis like the one we are living through, we need to remind ourselves of platitudes, that crises can provide opportunities. Although this is hard to consider when faced with the great challenges that have arisen, history is ripe with examples of recovery from crises. How we respond now…

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Tags: covid-19, opportunity, green growth, green recovery, climate change, financial measures, crisis, cop26, energy security, rescue plans, just transition, UK AD & Biogas

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MRW launches sexual harassment survey

With Covid-19 keeping hundreds of millions of people in lockdown in their homes and financial markets crashing, the societal problems of yesterday seem less relevant today. However, while we hold our breath in the wait for the Covid-19 crisis to be under control, we should not lose sight of centuries…

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Tags: Survey, resources and waste sector, sexual harassment, mrw

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ADBA responds to Budget 2020

ADBA responds to Budget 2020 Responding to the 2020 Budget delivered this afternoon, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Whilst there is an understandable focus on addressing the coronavirus, climate change is a far greater threat, as Prof Brian Hoskins, founding director of the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, budget, 2020, RHI, biogas, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, green gas levy, coronavirus, climate change, chancellor, UK AD & Biogas, giulia ceccarelli

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Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ Reshuffle

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On 13th February 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted an anticipated cabinet and ministerial reshuffle that gave an insight into the direction of his Government. The appointments made by Boris and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, have tightened No 10 control over Whitehall. The appointed ministers have all proven their loyalty to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, boris johnson, reshuffle, ministers, cop26, beis, Defra, treasury, budget

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Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030 – Report Launch

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To kick-off the climate decade, on 2nd March 2020, ADBA will be launching its flagship report entitled Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030 in an afternoon reception at the House of Commons. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and for Energy and Climate Change, is sponsoring…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, report, parliamentary launch, mps, westminster, House of Commons

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Claire O’Neill removed as COP26 President

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In an unexpected move, nine months before the critical UN summit on climate change, the Government has announced that Mrs O’Neill will be replaced in her role as COP26 President. A former Energy and Climate Minister, who served under David Cameron and Theresa May, Claire Perry…

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Tags: cop26, president, climate change, prime minister, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, climate talks

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