AD industry slams government proposals to cut support

DECC’s proposals to cut support for the largest AD sites and to implement caps on mCHP have faced strong criticism

Government propsals will see AD tariffs for sites less than 250kW cut to 5.98p/kWh. Photograph: Lianem/123RFThe government has been described as having “a fundamental lack of ambition” after proposing to remove support for new anaerobic digestion (AD) plants above 500kW.

DECC’s consultation on feed-in tariffs (FITs) published on 26 May, includes proposals for lower tariffs on AD and to cap micro-combined heat and power (mCHP) tariffs. 

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