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Ofgem to investigate Drax compliance with biomass reporting rules
Regulator expected to examine whether sustainability reports on sourcing of wood pellets meet renewables subsidy criteria

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

31, May, 2023 @1:04 PM

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Drax-owned wood pellet plant in US broke air pollution rules again
Amite BioEnergy, which was fined $2.5m in 2021, notified Mississippi facility had breached emission limits

Alex Lawson

29, May, 2023 @11:38 AM

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Drax announces £150m share buyback after record profits
Group pauses investment in carbon capture project as it waits for details on possible government subsidy

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

26, Apr, 2023 @10:34 AM

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Businesses in north of England ask ministers for help to hit net zero
Leaders of Drax, Siemens and others call for green growth to be a priority and ‘regional disparities’ to be closed

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

05, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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UK energy strategy casts doubt on Drax’s carbon capture project
Shares in turmoil as government’s plan seems to rule out North Yorkshire biomass plant from race for subsidies

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

30, Mar, 2023 @3:44 PM

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Net zero tsar and senior Tories among those urging biomass subsidies rethink
Exclusive: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Chris Grayling express concern at system under which Drax made £617m in 2022

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

28, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Drax chief’s pay packet jumped almost 70% to £5.4m in 2022
Campaigners say Will Gardiner’s pay rise comes from subsidies on energy bills paid for by public and accuse firm of greenwashing

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, Mar, 2023 @2:53 PM

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Call to cut UK subsidies as Drax power station profits nearly double
Critics say power generator would make loss without public support as firm boosts dividend after 84% rise in profits to £731m

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Feb, 2023 @11:06 AM

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Drax power plant workers to strike nine times in three months
More than 180 workers reject pay deal, accusing company of ‘corporate greed’ after bumper £200m profits

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

08, Feb, 2023 @1:31 PM

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National Grid stands down coal power plants readied to help France
Drax and one EDF unit had been warmed up in response to request over strike concerns and not cold snap

Jasper Jolly and Alex Lawson

26, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Currys no longer flavour of the month in the Scando countries | Nils Pratley
It seems nothing is ever straightforward with the UK’s foremost electrical retailer

Nils Pratley

15, Dec, 2022 @7:02 PM

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