The Dept for Energy (DECC) consultation on subsidies for anaerobic digestion power (AD-power) and micro-combined heat and power projects closes on Thursday, 14 July. DECC is, in effect, seeking to scale back subsidies for AD-power schemes after higher than expected supply from industry. Almost a third more biogas energy is being produced in the UK compared to this time last year, according to the latest annual figures from industry trade body, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, which show that the UK now has 617 MWe of biogas capacity. A DECC spokesman said: “Deployment of AD-power under the FITs scheme has exceeded expectations. “While this shows the success of the scheme in attracting investment in small-scale renewable electricity deployment, this has come at a cost to the bill payer, with the scheme projecting to spend beyond its initial projections.
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