DECC give the ok for Drax biomass

Energy Minister Charles Hendry today gave consent to Drax Biomass for two new biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire which combined will produce enough electricity to meet the needs […]

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By Tom Gibson

Energy Minister Charles Hendry today gave consent to Drax Biomass for two new biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire which combined will produce enough electricity to meet the needs of over a million homes.

Charles Hendry said: “It is vital that we get investment in new power stations up and down the country to ensure secure energy supplies for people’s homes and businesses. I am very pleased to give the go-ahead for these two new biomass power stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. They will not only enhance our security of supply, but provide low-carbon electricity that reduces our carbon dioxide emissions”.

The two 299 MW biomass plants will be built in Selby and Immingham and will each produce enough electricity to power over 500,000 homes.