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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes BEIS RHI announcement

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the publication today of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s response to its consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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

It’s great to see that the new ministers in BEIS remain committed to decarbonising heat in the UK and continuing to support the UK’s burgeoning green gas industry.

 

We are pleased to see that tariff levels have been reset – this should support higher levels of deployment. We do not believe, however, that the restrictions on feedstock for new plants, which could have unintended consequences, are justified.

 

The introduction of tariff guarantees is extremely welcome and we will continue to work with the UK Government and with our members to ensure the UK AD industry keeps growing and reaches its full potential – for example by calling for urgent action on food waste collections in England.

 

Biomethane and biogas have been real success stories from the RHI, and the continuation of this scheme will allow the UK AD industry to build upon its success to date, decarbonising heat without any changes for the consumer.

ADBA’s Policy Team will be providing a briefing on the changes to the RHI for members later today on the ADBA website.

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