ADBA chief executive, Charlotte Morton, has described DECC’s announcement that it will be consulting on “measures, including a tariff review, in January” to ensure that the small-scale AD sector is not “unfairly disadvantaged”, as “hugely welcome”.
Minister of State Greg Barker MP has confirmed the consultation to ensure that the small-scale AD sector is not “unfairly disadvantaged” by the anticipated degression of FIT for sub 500 kW AD plants in April 2014, in a letter to the industry.
Charlotte Morton, chief executive of ADBA said: “This announcement is hugely welcome. Greg Barker has taken the opportunity to correct flaws in the FIT mechanism and save a hugely important sector from disaster.
“Smaller scale anaerobic digestion has huge amount to offer – using slurry and farm wastes mitigates methane emissions on farms, generating employment in rural communities and creating a UK manufacturing sector with strong export potential.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with our members, DECC, REA and the farming associations in responding to this consultation to help set a long-term supportive framework which ensures all scales of AD are able to prosper.”