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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for new biogas policy as end of Feed-in Tariff nears

With the government today announcing its decision to continue limiting anaerobic digestion deployment in the Feed-in Tariff, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is calling on the government to put forward a new policy on support for AD on farms and using wastes.

Commenting on the announcement, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said:

“While today’s announcement improves the FIT in some areas, it does little to address the lack of ambition the government has for anaerobic digestion as a mechanism to decarbonise farming and waste.

 

Without anaerobic digestion on farms and of wastes, the government cannot decarbonise those key sectors so will miss its targets. The Feed-in Tariff is now likely to be closed to new applications sometime next year.

 

The Committee on Climate Change has highlighted the policy gap between what government is announcing and what is needed to meet the next carbon budget. So new support for AD needs to be developed as soon as possible so that it is in place by the time the FIT is closed.”

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Note to editors

The government today published its response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation on anaerobic digestion:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590330/FITs_AD_mCHP_government_response.pdf

 

Contact details

Chris Noyce, PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive

T: 020 3176 5441      E: chris.noyce@adbioresources.org

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