Drax

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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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Hunt’s windfall tax on energy leaves several billion of the table | Nils Pratley
The chancellor’s statement, viewed through the lens of companies and investors, looks ‘a very reasonable outcome’

Nils Pratley

17, Nov, 2022 @7:33 PM

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Chancellor extends energy windfall tax to ‘low carbon’ generators
Jeremy Hunt proposes to raise £14bn by also raising levy to 35% and extending it by two years

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Climate campaigner ejected from Labour event sponsored by Drax power plant firm
Activists interrupt party conference debate to criticise company’s wood-burning biomass operations

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Sep, 2022 @12:30 PM

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UK accused of funding environmental racism with subsidies to Drax
The power station has paid out millions over alleged overpollution in US south, investigation finds

Sam Quashie-Idun, and Damien Gayle

26, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Energy bills may rise if government gives Drax more support, say MPs
Britain’s single biggest source of carbon emissions could negotiate over Liz Truss’s £150bn bills freeze

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

20, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Burning imported wood in Drax power plant ‘doesn’t make sense’, says Kwarteng
Drax power plant has taken £5.6bn in subsidies from energy bill payers but business secretary says practice is ‘not sustainable’

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Aug, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Drax agrees to extend life of coal-fired power units over winter
Operator of Yorkshire plant reaches deal as part of government’s push to shore up UK’s energy supplies

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

06, Jul, 2022 @6:15 PM

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Will he or won’t he? Rishi Sunak needs to stick or twist on windfall tax | Nils Pratley
Treasury’s thinking seems to change by the day, but the procrastination is helping no one

Nils Pratley

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Drax is expected to profit from UK energy crisis until 2023
Company’s shares hit seven-year high after revealing plans to invest £3bn despite questions over biomass

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @3:28 PM

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