Renewables Obligation Subsidy - Anaerobic Digestion (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2424
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you investigated the potential impact of the Department of Energy and Climate Change proposal to block green energy installation smaller than 5MW from the Renewable Obligation subsidy scheme on anaerobic digester plants currently progressed through the London Waste and Recycling Board?

Answer

Answer for Renewables Obligation Subsidy - Anaerobic Digestion (2)

Answer for Renewables Obligation Subsidy - Anaerobic Digestion (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. Revenue streams, and therefore Government incentive schemes, are a key part of LWARB's assessment of projects. There are other incentives that anaerobic digestion plants benefit from, specifically Feed In Tariffs. As such, removal of ROC's for 'small scale AD' is not considered an issue. I believe all of LWARB's anaerobic digestion plant pipeline projects have been modelling Feed In Tariffs.