Drax half-year profit soars

Drax’s adjusted EBITDA was £225 million, up 21% from £186 million last year

Activists cover BEIS building with orange paint in protest against Drax

Campaigners have launched actions as they oppose the government’s subsidies to Drax biomass power station

Drax switches on biomass plant in Arkansas

It is the first of three pellet projects the company plans to build in the US state

Drax biomass power station accused of ‘risking its employees’ safety’

The Health and Safety Executive has taken legal action against Drax over allegations that the wood dust might have threatened employees’ safety

Bioenergy and CCS could help the UK save more than £4.5bn over the coming decade

Achieving the net zero target without BECCS would cost the UK an additional £15 billion, according to a new report

Drax submits plans for UK gas and battery storage project

It plans to replace the two remaining coal generating units with gas and develop up to 200MW of battery storage

ELN Power Ride – Day 7 – Drax Power Station

Geoff Curran speaks to Paul Taylor the Director of Retail and Trading at Drax Power Station about its move to sustainable biomass. The ELN Power Ride is in aid of Parkinson’s UK raising awareness for victims of this disease. The target is 10k so please donate generously at https://www.justgiving.com/energylivenewspowerride/  

ELN Power Ride – Day 7 – Bawtry to Drax

Geoff Curran waves goodbye to Mabel the cow and makes his way to the final stop on Day 7 of the ELN Power Ride, Drax Power Station. The ELN Power Ride is in aid of Parkinson’s UK raising awareness for victims of this disease. The target is 10k so please donate generously at https://www.justgiving.com/energylivenewspowerride/

Drax – burning the fuels of the future

Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire can provide as much as 10% of the UK’s electricity at any one time. Steve Austin from Drax Power gives ELN the low down on the plant’s new Siemens turbines as well as Drax’s biomass target.

Electricity chief defends UK air polluters

David Porter, the chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers (AEP) has defended UK power stations, after an EU report released today lumped several of them in with a group of air polluters that together cost EU citizens billions of euros. Among the UK power stations featured on the European Environment Agency’s list of […]