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European End of Waste criteria delayed (again)

Proposals for Europe-wide End of Waste criteria appear to have been delayed by the Commission. This will provide welcome stability for UK operators who were concerned about the difficulty of meeting new criteria, which would have replaced PAS110. At very…

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Hobnobbing your MP

Getting politicians on board All it takes is a short letter, like this, to the constituency office of your local MP or candidate and you too could help influence the government policies which affect our industry just by highlighting the…

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Future of permitting: update on the BREF process

The Environment Agency have contacted operators who have agreed to take part in data collection for the waste treatment BREF process this week, to clarify final pieces of information. The BREF (Best available treatment REFerence document) will be used as…

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RHI degression guessing-game

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) degression mechanism for both biomethane and biogas depends on four factors, which are calculated quarterly: The forecast spend for each individual technology (e.g. biogas, biomethane) for the following 12 months, based on pre-accreditations, deployment and…

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“Fuelling Britain’s Future” — report launch

On Monday I attended a seminar hosted by LowCVP to discuss the findings of a report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation entitled "Fuelling Britain's Future". The report assesses the economic costs and benefits of decarbonising passenger cars and vans…

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RHI sustainability criteria regulations published

Earlier this week, the government laid new RHI regulations covering sustainability criteria. These are available in full here, for those who enjoy reading Statutory Instruments in full. The regulations are now passing through Parliament, and assuming no problems in that…

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FIT accreditation: can you buy biogas?

We have now heard of a number of plants that have received pre-accreditation and purchased the engine but are struggling to complete the full plant within the 12 months provided, often due to circumstances beyond their control. Some developers have…

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