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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect Great Britain’s (GB) renewable...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect Great Britain’s (GB) renewable...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect Great Britain’s (GB) renewable...

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What is a CHP project? Combined heat and power (CHP) is a shorthand to cover a wide range of projects featuring ‘co-generation’; this is where electricity is produced by...

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What is anaerobic digestion? Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the creation of digestate and biogas (mainly methane), through the breakdown of an organic...

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TitleDirective 2018/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (RED...

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The European Union (EU) aims to reach 20% of its total energy consumption through renewable energy sources by 2020. Biomass, which provides a reliable energy...

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What is biomass combined heat and power? A biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system is an engine designed to generate energy using biomass. CHP is effectively a...

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Biomass fuel Biomass is a generic term for organic material derived from plants or plant derived materials used to produce heat, electricity or transport fuel. Biomass as...

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What is biomass heating? Biomass heating is the combustion of organic (non-fossil) material to generate heat. In theory there are many potential fuel sources, including:...

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TitleClean Energy Package Entry into Forcen/a Transposition Deadlinen/a Amendmentsn/a Implementing legislation in England and Walesn/a SubjectEnergy efficiency; renewable...

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What is the Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance scheme (CHPQA)? The CHPQA is a scheme operated on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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What is combined heat and power? Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a technology used to provide heating and electricity, for a building or industrial process. It is the...

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The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) first published a Community Energy Strategy in 2014. In March 2015, DECC published an update on the community...

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What is a 'generating station'? There are a number of different legislative definitions of a ‘generating station’ depending on the context; however, for planning purposes...

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The aim of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is to provide long-term price stabilisation to low carbon plant and to enable investment to come forward at lower...

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