Drax

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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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GB carbon emissions from electricity hit record low in lockdown – report
Electricity demand fell by 13% in second quarter which helped renewables grow to 40% of energy mix

Jillian Ambrose

30, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Drax power plant to stop burning coal, with loss of 230 jobs
The 2021 plan for Yorkshire site will be four years ahead of government deadline

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

27, Feb, 2020 @9:48 AM

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Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn
Experts horrified at large-scale forest removal to meet wood pellet demand

Jillian Ambrose

16, Dec, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Climate crisis leaves us with real choices to make | Letters
Letters: John Harwood outlines the dilemmas countries face, while Neil Sinclair says adults should be doing more than 16-year-olds to tackle the problem. Plus Steve Brace on studying geography and Alan Frost with an idea for cutting pollution

Letters

12, Dec, 2019 @6:31 PM

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Drax owner plans to be world's first carbon-negative business
Energy firm once labelled western Europe’s top polluter sets ambitious 10-year target

Jillian Ambrose

10, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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