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Select Committee report demonstrates need for green gas

The Energy and Climate Change Committee have today published a report on 2020 renewable heat and transport targets, which says that 

on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets.

The committee has drawn particular attention to the important role of biomethane in meeting the targets, and called for the government's changes to the RHI to reflect the need for more green gas.

Responding to the report, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, said:

“The Committee’s report shows the need to step on the gas to meet our 2020 renewable heat and transport targets – and that turning our gas green is one of the best ways to deliver our obligations.

“Biomethane can deliver at scale now, directly replacing natural gas without the need for disruptive changes to heating systems in homes and businesses. There is a huge opportunity to develop a world-leading green gas sector which can export its technology and expertise to global markets.

“The biomethane industry is ready to deliver, but needs policy certainty on the Renewable Heat Incentive and the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation for developers and investors to move forward with new projects.”

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