Drax

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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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Drax dropped from index of green energy firms amid biomass doubts
Doubts over sustainability of company’s wood-burning power plant mount within financial sector

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Nils Pratley

18, Oct, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Soaring electricity prices could add £500m to value of energy firm Drax
Share value of North Yorkshire power plant’s owner climbs to highest price in almost seven years

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Drax carbon-capture plan could cost British households £500 – study
North Yorkshire power plant’s carbon-reduction plan could cost £31.7bn over 25 years, claims climate thinktank

Jillian Ambrose

24, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Drax to double wood pellet production with biomass firm purchase
Shareholders approve deal for Yorkshire plant despite concerns over carbon, climate and land use

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Safe, stable, sold at cost: AstraZeneca’s vaccine deserves celebration, not scorn
The company has struggled, like its rivals, to keep up with demand. But it has achieved great things at low prices

28, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Green groups dispute power station claim that biomass is carbon-neutral
Drax in Yorkshire burns wood pellets to generate electricity, but forests cannot be replaced quickly enough, say campaigners

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

23, Mar, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Drax scraps plan for Europe's largest gas plant after climate protests
Green groups argued plan to replace coal burning units with gas at Yorkshire site was inconsistent with emissions goals

Jillian Ambrose

25, Feb, 2021 @9:49 AM

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UK's gas power plans risk derailing climate targets, thinktank says
Household bills also likely to rise if 17 plants proposed are built, according to CarbonTracker report

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails
Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jan, 2021 @3:34 PM

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British coal plants fired up to meet temporary electricity shortfall
Remaining UK coal plants, including Drax, supply 6% of grid’s electricity to cover power supply drop and colder weather

Jillian Ambrose

26, Nov, 2020 @3:07 PM

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