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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…

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Developing a world class AD industry

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…

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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…

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ADBA meets new resources minister

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…

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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…

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Summer Budget 2015 offers more policy uncertainty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today announced the first Conservative Budget in 20 years. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: Despite addressing the need to secure Britain’s future – both in terms of financial…

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