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EWB Insight: April 2017

EWB Insight: April 2017

This month: Gasification back on the agenda, biomass supports CO2 emission cuts as coal phase out begins and more boosts for the biogas sector

Poland faces court action over EfW and biofuel policies

Poland faces court action over EfW and biofuel policies

Country is also facing potential legal action over illegal logging

Northern Ireland's 'cash for ash' inquiry launches

Northern Ireland's 'cash for ash' inquiry launches

UK: Inquiry has served more than 125 statutory notices to see evidence from organisations and individuals

Report urges more seaweed for bioenergy use

Report urges more seaweed for bioenergy use

Netherlands: Seaweed could fill feedstock gap as country looks to increase its renewable energy generation

Biomass central to new carbon removal programme

Biomass central to new carbon removal programme

Programme will assess feasibility of large-scale deployment of technologies such as biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Swedish biogas production under threat

Swedish biogas production under threat

Trade associations angry over imports from countries producing subsidised biogas

Industry warns EU biomass rules could hinder CO2 cuts

Industry warns EU biomass rules could hinder CO2 cuts

Revisions to RED rules creating “additional, unnecessary burdens”

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Businesses fold as RHI changes come in

Businesses fold as RHI changes come in

New rules in Northern Ireland came into force this month after lack of caps meant scheme has run millions over budget

UK industry calls for energy-from-waste planning strategy

UK industry calls for energy-from-waste planning strategy

The Environmental Services Association wants an infrastructure strategy for boosting uptake of CHP

EU: Proposals to change nitrogen directive could mean big win for biogas plants

EU: Proposals to change nitrogen directive could mean big win for biogas plants

MEPs question move to revise old nitrogen under the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive

Germany: Fertiliser and water protection regulations formalised

Germany: Fertiliser and water protection regulations formalised

German Biogas Association calls for clarity on practicalities and enforcement for biogas plants

Biomass in Russia could soar over next 15 years

Biomass in Russia could soar over next 15 years

Russian biomass dominates heating sector but significant increases can still be made, says IRENA

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