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  1. Warning that UK will miss renewable targets

    The UK’s influential Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned the government that Britain will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets if it maintains its current course of energy policy . Committee chairman Angus MacNeil said: "The experts we spoke to were clear: the UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets without major policy improvements. “Failing to meet these would damage the UK’s reputation for climate change leadership. The government must take urgent action on heat and transport to renew its efforts on decarbonisation." Britain’s target is to provide for 15 per cent of its energy needs from renewable sources. The overall obligation has three sub-targets: 30 per cent in electricity, 12 per cent in heat and 10 per cent in transport. The committee said that the UK is three-quarters of the way towards the electricity target and is expected to exceed it by 2020, but it is not yet halfway towards the heat target and adds that “the proportion of renewable energy used in transport actually fell last year”. The committee said that the government's proposed reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) “are not the optimal pathway to the 2020 renewable heat target. Many heat pumps have proven unsatisfactory in actual use, yet are being prioritised over biomass , which has been successful. “Biomethane is also crucial to meeting the 2020 target and must remain a funding priority. The government should revise its RHI reforms to reflect these priorities, especially in protecting biomethane support.” Beyond 2020, the committee believes that heat and transport “will likely depend on some combination of bioenergy and electrification”. “Bioenergy has an important role in the UK's future energy mix, but there are concerns about its carbon footprint. Electrification is therefore key. However, in heat, it is clear that the government cannot rely on complete electrification – especially given limits to electricity-network capacity.” And the committee also concludes that “leaving the EU renders the status of the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets uncertain”. MacNeil said: "We agreed our 2020 renewable energy targets as part of the EU but they still have many merits, even as the UK government prepares for Brexit. If the UK reneges on these targets, it will undermine confidence in the government’s commitment to clean energy and the climate targets agreed in Paris. Progress has been slow, but this must be taken as a call to action, not an excuse for backtrack." Juliet Davenport, chief executive of renewable energy company Good Energy and one of the experts who gave evidence to the committee, said that the committee’s conclusions “should ring alarm bells for the government – we’re teetering on a cliff edge of losing our global reputation for leadership on climate change”. “These are EU targets that will be missed, so now the government needs to show the world that Brexit doesn’t mean they’re throwing the towel in on tackling climate change.”  

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  2. EU Commission issues CHP reference scenario

    The European Commission has issued it projections to 2050 for the bloc’s combined heat and power sector.

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  3. U.K. Bioenergy Group Adds 25 MW Waste-to-Power Plant in Hull

    Bioenergy Infrastructure Group obtained finance for a 25-megawatt waste-to-power plant in Hull that’s the first in the U.K. to include a Contract for Difference with the government to smooth out prices for the power it generates.

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    Tue, 24 Nov 2015

  4. Finnish cereal firm to build bioenergy plant

    Finland’s Raisio Group are set to invest $8.68m in the development of bioenergy plant.

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    Wed, 27 Jan 2016

  1. Abengoa Bioenergy offered $133.9MM DOE loan guarantee for biomass project

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2011

  2. Irish bioenergy firm relocates to the UK

    Irish bioenergy solutions supplier Imperative Energy has announced plans to relocate to Cheshire, England, from its current headquarters in County Kildare, Ireland, after completing a significant funding round.

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    Tue, 21 Feb 2012

  3. Director of National Bioenergy Center named

    Michael Pacheco has accepted the position of director of the National Bioenergy Center (NBC).

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    Fri, 13 Dec 2002

  4. Southern States Power Co. participates in the formation of the Agua Mansa, Bioenergy L.L.C.

    Southern States Power Co. Inc. announced that it has participated in the formation of the Agua Mansa, Bioenergy L.L.C., a Delaware company, to coordinate the development of a biodiesel production facility in Riverside.

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    Wed, 28 Aug 2002

  5. DOE voucher program benefits conventional hydro, ocean energy companies

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that 43 small businesses will participate in its second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot program, including several with ties to the conventional hydroelectric power and marine hydrokinetic sectors.

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  6. Construction resumes at Big Island bioenergy plant

    Construction work has resumed at a Big Island power plant expected to generate electricity from eucalyptus trees and other plant matter.

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    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

  7. Stirling bioenergy cogeneration project in the works

    Strathendrick Biogas is developing a 500 kW biomass-fuelled combined heat and power system at Claylands Farm, near Glasgow in the UK.

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

  8. NextEra signs collaborative bioenergy research agreement with University of British Columbia

    Nexterra Systems Corp. and the University of British Columbia have signed a Collaborative Research Agreement to develop an advanced method of conditioning synthetic gas based on Nexterra's proprietary biomass gasification technology

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2011

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