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Open consultation on the Green Gas Levy - call for feedback

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This week, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released the pivotal “Consultation on a Green Gas Levy”. This seeks to gain feedback regarding the government’s proposed levy on licensed gas suppliers to fund biomethane injection into the gas grid, through the Green Gas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, beis, nick primmer, ggss, green gas levy, ggl, consultation

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Decarbonisation and green finance: HMT review the opportunities

Last week, ADBA responded to the Treasury Committee’s Parliamentary Inquiry, “Decarbonisation and green finance”, emphasising the need for the government to better allocate funds according to the sustainability of all companies’ operations. For the government to deliver net zero by 2050, deep-rooted and systematic change is…

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Tags: HM Treasury, parliamentary inquiry, AD, biomethane, green gas support scheme, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, RHI, decarbonisation, green economy, adba finance forum, finance, nick primmer, rebecca thompson

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DfT begins developing the transport decarbonising plan

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Last week, ADBA responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation “Creating a plan to decarbonise transport: call for ideas”.  For too long, the UK’s transport sector has lagged behind other key sectors in its effort to become net zero. As a sector,…

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DfT moves to increase the RTFO buy-out price to 50p

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Last week, ADBA responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation “Increasing the RTFO buy-out price to ensure continued GHG savings”, stating and justifying our strong support for such a change. DfT recognise that current market conditions, i.e. the fact that the RTFO price is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, rtfc, DfT, Department for Transport, buy out price, decarbonisation, biomethane, nick primmer

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Consultation feed-in request: “Transport decarbonisation plan: call for ideas”

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ADBA are currently compiling their response to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) open consultation “Transport decarbonisation plan: call for ideas”. The deadline for submission 31st August 2020. This consultation seeks ideas, from the industries and public alike, on how the DfT should cut emissions from the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RTFO, nick primmer, transport, consultation, decarbonisation, net zero, vehicles, rtfc, Department for Transport, DfT, government policy

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ADBA calls for cap on revised Wobbe Index in IGEM consultation

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Informed by feedback from our members, ADBA has responded to the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers’ (IGEM) recent consultation on their proposed changes to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations, (GS(M)R). The changes aim to update the gas quality standard, originally designed in the 1970s to align…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, nick primmer, IGEM, gsmr, gas quality, specification, standard, gas quality standard, group h gases, igemtsp20084, consultation, ADBA

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Positive news for renewable heat as the government confirms a tariff extension and other alterations

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The Government has published its response to the notice that was released on 28 April 2020 regarding changes to the RHI and the policy response to coronavirus. ADBA, one of the 15 respondents, stressed that ‘the movement [of commissioning deadlines] to March 2021 is not sufficient’, which we are pleased to say…

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Tags: RHI, beis, deadline, extension, lobbying, biomethane, rhi tariff guarantees, sam hinton, rebecca thompson, consultation, coronavirus

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ADBA responds to CfD scheme changes consultation

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ADBA's policy team have responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's recent consultation on the Contracts for Difference scheme, which proposed a number of changes to how allocation round 4 will operate. This included moving off-shore wind out of pot 2 (where it competed with AD) to…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, ad chp, CHP, UK AD & Biogas, FIT, consultation, rebecca thompson, biogas to electricity, renewable electricity

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ADBA response to Welsh Government consultation ‘Beyond Recycling’

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ADBA's policy team have recently responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on the future of their recycling system and their path to a zero waste society based on circular economy principles. ADBA's response showcased the vital role of AD in delivering a circular economy for organic materials…

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Tags: Wales, consultation, food waste recycling, waste management, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, UK AD & Biogas, digestate, Circular Economy, circularity, rebecca thompson

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New details on value for money initiatives within RHI replacement, GGSS

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In BEIS's consultation on Future Support for Low Carbon Heat, the Green Gas: Ensuring value for money through tariff changes section, pages 16-17, a degression mechanism is proposed to adjust tariffs to reflect true industry costs, and they ask for further suggestions to improve value for money. As potential…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, food waste, renewable financial incentives, consultation, beis, UK AD & Biogas, Ofgem, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, ggss, green gas support scheme

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Ofgem’s Response to the call for evidence on the industry standards and practices for commissioning

Following the release of Ofgem's call for evidence on industry standards and practices for commissioning, and discussion on it at last months ADBA Member’s Meeting, you can now find Ofgem’s response to the call for evidence on commissioning biomethane plants. Ofgem’s call for…

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Tags: Ofgem, biomethane, commissioning, sam hinton

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Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive: urgent call for industry feedback

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This week, BEIS released a number of consultations on future support for clean heat. Among them was a stakeholder notice outlining the government’s intention to make changes to the Non-Domestic RHI (NDRHI) scheme, including the response to the COVID-19 crisis, with an urgent deadline of 19th May to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, Ofgem, digestate, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, covid-19, corona virus, coronavirus, rhi tariff guarantees

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Tariff Guarantee extension to at least mid-March 2021 due to COVID-19 project delays

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March 2021 extension of commissioning deadlines for projects currently holding a TG and the third allocation of flexible TGs - changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 response (28th April 2020) Further to the proposals outlined in the Budget, the Government intend to bring forward legislation to extend the commissioning deadline for projects…

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Tags: sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, legislation, biomethane, RHI

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COVID-19 and propane contingency planning

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Members who own and operate biomethane plants have been assessing the risks related to COVID-19 associated with their assets. They have been engaging with their supply chains and have been making contingency plans to ensure their operations can continue with minimum disruption. Propane is one of the aspects that has…

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Tags: corona virus, coronavirus, risk management, risk mitigation, rebecca thompson, propane, propanation, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Ofgem, UK AD & Biogas

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COVID-19 – AD industry Bulletin

COVID-19 – AD industry Bulletin Important information about COVID-19 and our industry Utilities are listed as a critical sector, covering: Gas Electricity Water (including sewerage) Waste disposal Employers in these sectors should confirm with their staff whether they are critical workers and are encouraged to think carefully before identifying staff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, beis, UK AD & Biogas, covid-19, corona virus, coronavirus, government support, support, critical worker, rebecca thompson, sam hinton

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