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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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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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Next Budget to be held on 11 March

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On Tuesday 7 January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, has launched the Budget process and confirmed that the next Budget will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This Budget will crucially be the first major financial update from Sajid Javid after Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, UK AD & Biogas, policy, HM Treasury, budget, giulia ceccarelli, brexit, budget asks, decarbonisation

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ADBA sets out views on RIIO2 price controls

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. Yesterday we submitted our response to Ofgem's RIIO-2 sector specific consultation on the price control for gas distribution, 'GD2'. You can view this response here. In…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio2, riio-2, gas distribution network, GDNs, beis, clean growth, decarbonisation, heat decarbonisation, consultation

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Claire Perry MP shows support for biomethane

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Following consultation last year, Bright Blue has published a new report on gas decarbonisation. You can read Pressure in the Pipelines here. Welcoming the report Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, commented: "Hydrogen and biomethane can help deliver serious climate action…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, post-rhi, RHI, GDNs, decarbonisation, claire perry mp, beis, thom koller

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MEMBER BLOG: Limejump uses artificial intelligence to combat climate change

Last year’s report “Global Warming of 1.5C” by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted the severe impact of inactivity towards tackling climate change and the urgency required to ensure that we, as a global tribe, do not sit idle and bear the consequence of an irreversible…

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ADBA calls on BEIS to ensure heat networks use low-carbon technologies

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As we have discussed in recent blogs, the Heat Network Investment Project is launching soon and will offer support for the transportation of heat after it has been generated to end consumers. Support alongside an existing RHI accreditation is possible. Click here to read our introduction to the scheme guidance. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, consultation, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, decarbonisation, alberto rocamora

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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Scotland’s Just Transition Commission to support carbon neutral economy

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The first members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission have been announced, alongside publication of the body’s remit. The Commission will look at how to maximise the social and economic opportunities offered by moving to a carbon neutral economy and will be chaired by Professor Jim Skea.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2019, roseanna cunningham msp, just transition commission, decarbonisation, carbon neutral, thom koller

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Biomethane in the Future Energy Scenarios for 2019

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Earlier today I attended a National Grid workshop to help shape the Future Energy Scenarios for 2019. The Future Energy Scenarios (FES) is an annual publication by National Grid SystemOperator as part of our suite of ‘Future of Energy’ publications. We produce FES each year to identify a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, future energy scenarios, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, riio-2, paris agreement, 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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Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA responds to CCC report

Responding to the publication of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) progress report to Parliament on reducing UK emissions today, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The CCC’s excellent report singles out two notable successes, the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, RHI, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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Have your say on BEIS call for evidence on off-grid heat decarbonisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blogs for an overview of the consultation or click here to download our draft response. Comments are welcome. Please get…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, future of heat, decarbonisation, consultation, beis, thom koller

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