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Amber Rudd backs indigenous gas

Marking a major shift in UK energy policy, the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, is today expected to unveil plans to prioritise support for indigenous sources of gas, as she announces the phasing out of coal-fired power stations by 2023. As part of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s …

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Tags: press release, DECC, government, amber rudd, energy, policy, green gas, indigenous gas, coal-fired power, energy security, baseload energy, renewable, food security, farming resilience, hinkley point c, nuclear, RHI, Autumn Statement, ADBA National Conference, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Parliamentary report shows green gas heating up

A report published yesterday by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which used data collated from ADBA’s 2015 market report, has shown that seven per cent of the UK’s indigenous gas was supplied by biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) and landfill gas last year. In 2014,…

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Tags: press release, post, parliamentary office of science and technology, RHI, biomethane, biogas, heat, 2015 market report, indigenous gas, landfill gas, gas-to-grid, natural gas, amber rudd, DECC, government, Minister, spending review, green gas, ADBA National Conference, DfT, SGN, IGEM, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA pushes Defra for food waste action

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ADBA has been at the heart of WRAP’s efforts to support the Defra Minister, Rory Stewart MP, in a push for recycling consistency among councils. More information about this work has now been released by the resources body. The aim of the WRAP-led steering group has been to…

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Tags: blog, Wrap, food waste, Defra, rory stewart, Parliament, recycling, harmonisation and consistency working group, food waste collections, harmonised collections, local authorities, councils, marcus gover, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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The fumes from ‘renewables bonfire’ will cost lives

ADBA has written to the chair of the Commons Energy Select Committee, Angus MacNeil MP, asking his committee to scrutinise the impact that DECC’s ‘capacity market’ plans will have on levels of deadly air pollution. The Energy Committee is holding an evidence session with National Grid…

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Tags: press release, ECC committee, angus macneil, MP, Parliament, DECC, government, policy, commons, capacity markets, capacity crunch, session hearing, national grid, comeap, who, baseload energy, diesel generators, air pollution, air quality, carbon abatement, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, no2, nitrogen dioxide, hinkley point c, nuclear, ghg, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA joins ministerial meeting on FIT future

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In the week that the Feed-in Tariff review closes, I was part of a group of renewable energy trade associations, as well as other representative organisations such as the TUC, the Electrical Contractors Association, and Friends of the Earth, invited to roundtable meeting by DECC minister Andrea Leadsom MP. The…

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Tags: DECC, Charlotte Morton, FIT, feed-in tariff, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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Anaerobic digestion industry fights to survive

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association has today strongly objected to DECC’s plans to massively cut back government support for new AD plants. The association’s response to the review of the Feed-in Tariff called for the government to set out much more ambitious plans for delivering…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, hinkley point c, nuclear, cost-effective, press release, capacity, brown-outs, black-outs, jobs, investment, anaerobic digestion

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Food waste collection work offers promise

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Amid all of the uncertainty around renewable financial incentives, there is one chink of light on AD policy: food waste collections. In mid-July, Charlotte was part of an industry delegation which met new resources minister Rory Stewart MP in Defra. There she described work which was already underway between the…

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Tags: blog, food waste, food waste collection, rory stewart, Defra, AD, food waste recycling action plan, biogas, Wrap, recycling, circular economy package, EC, Europe, government, landfill tax, carbon savings, operator groups, Charlotte Morton

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Defending incentives and Biomethane

As you know, AD’s incentives have been very much under attack in the last few weeks so my section on page 4 looks at what we must do together to defend them. The surprise £11 million cut from the removal of Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) in the summer budget,…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, Charlotte Morton, incentives, cuts, biomethane as a transport fuel, uk ad & biogas 2015 review, AD plant additives, process optimisation, regulatory advice

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Government FIT consultation ‘disaster’ for AD growth

DECC has today published a consultation on its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Despite the consultation leaving AD tariffs unchanged for now, the proposal to limit the FITs scheme to a maximum overall budget of £75-100 million from January 2016 to 2018/19 will have a disastrous affect on investor certainty…

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Tags: press release, DECC, consultation, FIT, cuts, government, tariffs, deployment, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, incentives

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AD electrical capacity surges beyond 500MWe

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514 megawatts across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. Commenting on this substantial progress, ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, said: Last month I announced a new industry milestone following the unveiling of…

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Tags: press release, capacity, electricity, biomethane, low carbon, baseload, nuclear power, wylfa, energy security, FIT, pre-accreditation, cuts, government, DECC, budget 2015, lecs, food security, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Developing a world class AD industry

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As we all know, the AD industry offers exceptional value to the UK, and an excellent return on the government’s investment. We grew by over 600% during the last parliament, creating over 4,000 jobs, and are now well positioned to take advantage of a growing global marketplace worth billions of…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, financial incentives, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion

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Government ramps up assault on renewables

The Government has today launched a consultation on the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff (FIT). Addressing the consultation, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) explained that it was seeking to take: Action to limit the risk to bill payers of a deployment surge under the Feed-in…

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Tags: government, pre-accreditation, FIT, DECC, consultation, cuts, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, paris conference, chancellor of the exchequer

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ADBA meets new resources minister

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This week I joined colleagues from across the recycling industry to meet new Defra minister Rory Stewart MP, who is responsible for waste and recycling policy. I started the first discussion on improving recycling rates by informing the minister that the waste trade bodies, Local Authority Waste Network Coordinators, WRAP…

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Tags: Defra, rory stewart, resources, waste collection, food waste collection, food waste, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Wrap

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AD industry hit by £11 million cut

As detail emerges after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the summer Budget 2015 earlier today, ADBA has calculated that the Budget’s small print includes an £11m hit on the anaerobic digestion sector alone. The removal of the Climate Change Levy exemption for…

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Tags: chancellor of the exchequer, budget 2015, HM Treasury, george osborne, climate change levy, renewable electricity, FIT, RHI, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, press release, incentives, government

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