The Informer

The UK Government’s pledge to use more green gas in Britain’s grid has been welcomed by the anaerobic digestion industry.

In an announcement, the Government said that meeting climate targets required the reducing of the country’s dependence on burning natural gas and said it is looking at “accelerating the decarbonisation of our gas supplies by increasing the proportion of green gas in the grid.”

“The government will consult on the appropriate mechanism to deliver this commitment later this year.”

Current funding for green gas under the Renewable Heat Incentive is due to come to an end in 2021.

Vital funding

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said: “While green gas has been the success story of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, funding for this is currently due to run out within the next two years.

“It’s therefore vital that the promised consultation includes a robust support mechanism for the production of green gas into and beyond the 2020s.”

Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change advisory body, added: “Plans to consult on cleaning up the UK’s gas supply get a thumbs up from the Committee – we have been calling for the government to consider the use of alternative, ‘greener’ gases for some time.”

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