Friday, April 26, 2019

Call for CfD Scheme for Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion in the UK

Renewable Energy CfD Scheme Call

Small-Scale UK Renewable Energy CfD Scheme Called for.

On the day that the UK didn’t leave Europe, trade association ADBA called for a Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme for Small-scale Renewable Energy including biogas.

ADBA also calls for AD not to be excluded from future CfD auctions.

The trade body for the UK’s anaerobic digestion industry calls on the government to introduce a bespoke low-carbon Contracts for Difference  scheme to support small-scale renewable technologies.

ADBA did this on 29 March 2019, the day the Feed-In Tariff subsidy was ended by the UK government.

AD plants generate renewable electricity, heat, and natural fertilizer by treating organic wastes and energy crops. They also offer a range of other benefits including greenhouse gas mitigation from avoided waste emissions, income diversification for farmers, and energy and fertilizer supply security.

The UK’s AD industry currently has capacity to power 1.2 million households, offering flexible, baseload power, but has the potential to generate far more, with the right support.

“Beyond this levelling of the playing field with the big generators, they are calling on government to develop a bespoke, small-scale, low-carbon CfD auction mechanism to encourage competition in the small-scale sector and recognize the additionality that AD can provide in the form of greenhouse gas mitigation, agricultural diversification, and energy and food security.

Based Upon: ADBA Press Release.

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